Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko

Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko

Black African, trans, queer, nb, Tanzanian-American NICK HADIKWA MWALUKO is a third culture queer raised in East and central Africa who currently lives in the United States. Nick was recently awarded the New Visions Fellowship for Black Gender Non-Conforming and Trans Playwrights by the Dramatist Guild of America and National Queer Theater. Nick is a nominated member of the nationally-accredited Playwright...
Black African, trans, queer, nb, Tanzanian-American NICK HADIKWA MWALUKO is a third culture queer raised in East and central Africa who currently lives in the United States. Nick was recently awarded the New Visions Fellowship for Black Gender Non-Conforming and Trans Playwrights by the Dramatist Guild of America and National Queer Theater. Nick is a nominated member of the nationally-accredited Playwright Foundations' RPI, Resident Playwright Initiative. Nick was a member of The Public Theater's (New York City) Emerging Writers' Group (EWG), Crowded Fire Writers' Lab (San Francisco), and countless other residencies. Nick has also dramaturged for the National Conservatory Theater Center (San Francisco). Nick graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University (B.A.) and was a Point Scholar (largest global LGBTQIA+ scholarship foundation) during Nick's entire MFA at Columbia University. Some of Nick’s award-winning plays include Waafrika 1-2-3, They/Them/Theirs, Silence Is A Sound, Asymmetrical We, Blueprint for a Lesbian Planet, Brotherly Love, Good Grief, Trailer Park Tundra, Once A Man Always A Man, Mama Afrika, Queering MacBeth, Life Is About the Kill, Homeless in the Afterlife, Ata, 37, S.T.A.R: Marsha P. Johnson, Jizz, and others. Nick's plays have been produced in New York City, New Jersey, Florida, Berkeley, San Francisco, Wisconsin, Paris, South Africa, Italy and other countries.

Plays

  • WAAFRIKA 1-2-3, a queerly tragic rise to unscripted African fantasia
    Meet Awino; s/he is he is African is non-binary is a non-believer in gender
    Meet Bobby who self-identifies as an African-American woman Peace Corps volunteer
    They fall in love---
    BUT
    in 1992 Kenya, Awino and Bobby do not exist
  • 37---body implosion as Black lesbian duet
    37 is a lesbian locked in a literal and metaphorical prison until Tonia arrives. The freeeeeedom within a light-skinned, rule-abiding conformist like Tonia forces 37 to look deeply at the choices a dark-skinned Black lesbian woman must make and unmake in order to live in a body that is symbolically marked on many levels for so many reasons. But how does Blackness and darkness and queerness live freeeeeely---in prison?
  • Homeless In The Afterlife
    Mfosoni and Zandelem might be the last two queers alive in Post-Apocalyptic Queer Africa until non-binary trans Faruk arrives to shake up their shaky world.
  • Good Grief
    Cheryl comes home one night after celebrating her birthday to find her Mom up late waiting for her. Mom's return opens a window of worlds Cheryl can't shake herself from....
  • A Love Letter to My Beautiful Gay Black Brother
    When a gay Black man gives birth to an artistic ministry, his vision comes with--issues. Paying tribute to his vision is celebrating gay Black genius as homage to queerness which is brilliance which is resilience against the forces that work to erase my brother's fullness. This love letter is an attempt to restore, reclaim and relove him.
  • Pence At the Border
    VP Mike Pence comes out at a border facility.