Nikkole Salter

Nikkole Salter

Nikkole Salter is an OBIE award winning actress, dramatist, educator and advocate. View her full bio at http://www.nikkolesalter.com/#!about/c10fk.

Plays

  • INDIAN HEAD
    When a Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape teen is caught for vandalizing her school's mascot, her mother cuts a deal to help her atone with the school. But when their tribe's traditions clash with the championship bound high school football team's, the two worlds are left wondering how - or - if they can co-exist.
  • IN THE CONTINUUM
    Written by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter. In the Continuum, an OBIE award-winning and Pulitzer Prize nominated drama in monologue, puts a human face on the devastating impact of AIDS in Africa and America through the lives of two unforgettably courageous women. Living worlds apart, one in South Central Los Angeles and the other in Harare, Zimbabwe, each experience a kaleidoscopic weekend of life changing...
    Written by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter. In the Continuum, an OBIE award-winning and Pulitzer Prize nominated drama in monologue, puts a human face on the devastating impact of AIDS in Africa and America through the lives of two unforgettably courageous women. Living worlds apart, one in South Central Los Angeles and the other in Harare, Zimbabwe, each experience a kaleidoscopic weekend of life changing revelations in this surprisingly comic story of parallel denials and self-discoveries. ​
  • TORN ASUNDER
    Prince George's County, MD, 1860. Hannah, a relatively contented enslaved woman, has her world rocked when her master dies and she, for the first time, is separated from her family, new husband, and baby. But, just as she begins to lose all hope to ever see her husband and child again, the suceded south falls to the Union, the enslaved are freed with the 13th Amendment, and Hannah has the opportunity to...
    Prince George's County, MD, 1860. Hannah, a relatively contented enslaved woman, has her world rocked when her master dies and she, for the first time, is separated from her family, new husband, and baby. But, just as she begins to lose all hope to ever see her husband and child again, the suceded south falls to the Union, the enslaved are freed with the 13th Amendment, and Hannah has the opportunity to put her family back together...if she can find them. TORN ASUNDER dramatizes true stories of newly emancipated African Americans trying to overcome the ever-present vestiges of instiutional slavery to reconnect with their families. Based on the research of Prof. Heather Andrea Williams. (Commissioned by Prof. Heather Andrea Williams and Prof. Kathy Perkins of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • FREEDOM RIDER
    Conceived and Developed for the Stage by Ricardo Khan. Written by Kathleen McGhee-Anderson Murray Horwitz, Nathan Louis Jackson & Nikkole Salter. May 1961. Four young American students join others aboard a southbound bus in Washington, DC to challenge segregated spaces in interstate travel, and end up changing themselves and the nation forever. Inspired by real events.
  • PRINCESS & THE PAPARAZZI
    2013, NYC. Hurricane season. When emerging R&B Star Prince Ade returns from his stint on a reality television dating show empty-handed, his 1970's famous disco queen mother thinks he will finally give up his quest for a bride. But when a hurricane traps them in their penthouse suite, the officer who comes to the rescue poses more of a threat to Queen than the impending hurricane ever did. - Based on...
    2013, NYC. Hurricane season. When emerging R&B Star Prince Ade returns from his stint on a reality television dating show empty-handed, his 1970's famous disco queen mother thinks he will finally give up his quest for a bride. But when a hurricane traps them in their penthouse suite, the officer who comes to the rescue poses more of a threat to Queen than the impending hurricane ever did. - Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Princess and the Pea.
  • LINES IN THE DUST
    2010, Essex County, NJ. When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown Versus The Board of Education. LINES IN THE DUST questions how far...
    2010, Essex County, NJ. When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It's been over a half-century since Brown Versus The Board of Education. LINES IN THE DUST questions how far we've come and more importantly, where we go from here.
  • REPAIRING A NATION
    2001. The Davis family meets for what should be a fun holiday season in their native Tulsa,OK. But when Lois insists the family join a class-action law suit for reparations, old family wounds are ripped open and we discover that the government isn't the only one being asked to apologize. 80 years after the Tulsa Race Riots, REPAIRING A NATION explores the complexity of inherited wounds, the nature of...
    2001. The Davis family meets for what should be a fun holiday season in their native Tulsa,OK. But when Lois insists the family join a class-action law suit for reparations, old family wounds are ripped open and we discover that the government isn't the only one being asked to apologize. 80 years after the Tulsa Race Riots, REPAIRING A NATION explores the complexity of inherited wounds, the nature of apology and the possibility of reconciliation.
  • CARNAVAL
    A year ago in Brooklyn, two young men mourned the untimely loss of their best friend. In his honor they decided then and there that, despite their differences, no matter where life took them, they would take care of his younger brother, and get together on their anniversary of his death to celebrate the life he should have had. So, on a cold day in the winter of 1996, these three 20-somethings board a plane...
    A year ago in Brooklyn, two young men mourned the untimely loss of their best friend. In his honor they decided then and there that, despite their differences, no matter where life took them, they would take care of his younger brother, and get together on their anniversary of his death to celebrate the life he should have had. So, on a cold day in the winter of 1996, these three 20-somethings board a plane for Rio De Janeiro for a taste of the good life: sun, fun, and, of course, women - what better way to pay homage to a fallen friend? But what starts out as a joyride takes an unexpected turn and the three sex tourists find themselves in a situation that will change their friendships and their lives forever.