AR Nicholas

AR Nicholas

I'm a playwright, actor, novelist, screenwriter, director, mom, masters degree holder, woman of the world and independent spirit. Some of my work has been seen all over the world. Most of my work has been seen by no one.

Plays

  • MsRememberment; or These 6000 Years (full length)
    BESS is a Wikipedian who restores women to their rightful place in the historical record. But it’s getting her trolled. RYAN, a disabled vet of the Afghan wars, spends too much time online waiting for a donor organ. Then Bess’ former mentor, a professor of Ancient Studies, inadvertently releases ISHTAR, the 6000 year-old goddess of everything. And together Bess and Ishtar wage an epic battle against trolls old...
    BESS is a Wikipedian who restores women to their rightful place in the historical record. But it’s getting her trolled. RYAN, a disabled vet of the Afghan wars, spends too much time online waiting for a donor organ. Then Bess’ former mentor, a professor of Ancient Studies, inadvertently releases ISHTAR, the 6000 year-old goddess of everything. And together Bess and Ishtar wage an epic battle against trolls old and new for 6000 years of misrepresentation.
  • Ocotillo (full length)
    A denizen of the fashion world returns to her Waco, Texas roots, where her family’s land is getting fracked, further shaking the fragile hold on existence of those who never left. As the characters negotiate the prescription pharma, Lord of the Rings, the ghosts of the Branch Davidians and a present filled with secrets, the earth roars. And only two get out alive.
  • The One You Feed (full length)
    After losing her son to the Islamic State, Serena Wolcott becomes a high-functioning shut-in. A sought-after conflict resolver, she now mediates online, waiting for Alex’s encrypted tweets from Syria. When they suddenly stop, Serena expects the worst. Then he tells her she has to get him out. With the support of a goldfish named Electra, her Twitter followers, TED talks and Skype calls with Mothers against ISIL...
    After losing her son to the Islamic State, Serena Wolcott becomes a high-functioning shut-in. A sought-after conflict resolver, she now mediates online, waiting for Alex’s encrypted tweets from Syria. When they suddenly stop, Serena expects the worst. Then he tells her she has to get him out. With the support of a goldfish named Electra, her Twitter followers, TED talks and Skype calls with Mothers against ISIL, Serena goes on a journey and eventually finds the courage to leave her apartment. THE ONE YOU FEED is a highly mediatized theatrical experience, which asks audiences to engage with Serena as she uses screens to find herself, in order to save Alex.
  • V - 10 minutes
    Five women- Asian, White (Trans), Black, Brown and Latina-break stereotypes with their vagina dialogues. Part performance art, part play, part confrontational, part empowerment. (10 pages)
  • Vesuvius - 10 minutes
    A short play of a plague, loosely based on The Decameron and the end of the Trump Family. Originally written for Red Bull short play fest.
  • The Light That Takes Us Down - 10 minutes
    Two people attend the annual ceremony where the World Trade Towers stood until September of 2011. As they listen to the names of the dead being read and observe the twin towers of light issuing high into the sky in commemoration, the audience is transported above; where the actors become birds, contemplating what the lights mean. A surreal and moving theatrical examination of how humanity balances the competing...
    Two people attend the annual ceremony where the World Trade Towers stood until September of 2011. As they listen to the names of the dead being read and observe the twin towers of light issuing high into the sky in commemoration, the audience is transported above; where the actors become birds, contemplating what the lights mean. A surreal and moving theatrical examination of how humanity balances the competing interests of honoring the dead with protecting all the living.
  • The Voice in my Head - 10 Minutes
    A couple, meeting via a swiping app, are tormented by the judgmental voices in their heads who take human form and talk to each other.