Nicole Jost

Nicole Jost

Nicole Jost is a playwright and educator. Her plays have been staged and read at Rorschach Theatre, The Inkwell, and the Capital Fringe Festival in her hometown of Washington, DC; 20% Theatre Company and Gadfly Theatre Productions in Minneapolis; The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s regional showcases in Denver and Spokane; and San Francisco Playhouse, Z Space, Best of PlayGround, Breach Once...
Nicole Jost is a playwright and educator. Her plays have been staged and read at Rorschach Theatre, The Inkwell, and the Capital Fringe Festival in her hometown of Washington, DC; 20% Theatre Company and Gadfly Theatre Productions in Minneapolis; The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s regional showcases in Denver and Spokane; and San Francisco Playhouse, Z Space, Best of PlayGround, Breach Once More, ReproRights! Theater, and the SF Olympians Festival in San Francisco. She is a two-time winner of the James Milton Highsmith Playwriting Award for queer theater. Her play SUCIA won third place for the National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award and was named runner up for the Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award. Nicole holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting and an M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.

Plays

  • Miss Betsy Goes to Washington
    Before she became Secretary DeVos, she was Miss Betsy. A modern political history spectacle like nothing you’ve seen before! See Miss Betsy tango with Bernie Sanders, sing along with Orrin Hatch, and juggle with Elizabeth Warren! See her groom a young Black girl for school choice greatness! MISS BETSY GOES TO WASHINGTON draws on the real transcripts of Betsy DeVos’s Senate confirmation hearing and imagined...
    Before she became Secretary DeVos, she was Miss Betsy. A modern political history spectacle like nothing you’ve seen before! See Miss Betsy tango with Bernie Sanders, sing along with Orrin Hatch, and juggle with Elizabeth Warren! See her groom a young Black girl for school choice greatness! MISS BETSY GOES TO WASHINGTON draws on the real transcripts of Betsy DeVos’s Senate confirmation hearing and imagined interactions between Miss Betsy the mentor and her Grand Rapids students. A vaudeville with national questions.
  • Sucia
    A motherless girl known only as "Sucia" becomes the backbone of a new family. In spite of dire financial straits and the demands of her domestic life, Sucia dares to chase her Ivy League dreams. A new Cinderella story for girls who aren’t afraid to get their hands "dirty."
  • The Cure
    Ruth has armpit cancer. Unwilling to take the widely used but ineffective drug “Omni-RD,” and unable to wait for the highly in-demand cure that is only available to the ultra-rich, she ventures into the desert seeking an alternative. Set against the backdrop of a changed America, THE CURE is a dark comedy about illness, adultery, and power.
  • Slut
    She is a nameless woman with unknown origins, an avowed Slut. She is the object of Elliot’s obsession. When desire turns dark, he shoots. And then the play starts.
  • The Terror Fantastic
    Iz is a young gay woman plagued by crippling anxiety, by a creature who is her constant companion: the First Monster. Seeking relief, she slips through a door into the world of her own erotic fiction where she transforms into a brazen ne’er-do-well, free from her real-life fears. But no matter how far she runs, the Monster isn’t far behind...