PLAYWRIGHT • NICHOLAS WALKER HERBERT
Salon: Scene from a new work, read by actors Kuros Charney, Annie McCain Engman, and Andrew Garretson
Nicholas Walker Herbert is an award-winning playwright and theatre artist born in California and currently based in Brooklyn.
Recently, his full-length dark comedy Wild Saints received a staged reading at The Last Frontier Theatre Conference (2012), and his full-length solo performance The Alien Baby Play was produced in the Fronterafest Long Fringe in Austin, Texas. In 2011, his full-length dark comedy A Simple Mistake again received a staged reading at The Last Frontier Theatre Conference, and his full-length drama Solitude received a staged reading at New Dramatists. His full-length play A Flag Touched the Ground: The Blood Ties received the Dharma-Grace Creative Writing Award in 2007. In 2003, he received the Tony Fields Memorial Scholarship and the Paul Sykes Memorial Scholarship for excellence in drama. He attended the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive in 2007 and as alumni in 2008. He is an Associate member of The Dramatists Guild, and an ensemble member of Point of You Productions, who produced his ten-minute plays Telescoping Crisis and Cocaine & Cupcakes in August 2010. In 2011, Nicholas co-founded Full Circle Theater Company, which produced three festivals of 14 new plays, featuring his short plays Kiss with a Fist, The Object’s Objection, as well as his one-acts I Want You (the Other Man) Marie, and the Doc Elliot Show. His dark comedy Wild Saints will as well be at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference.
He has a BA with honors in theatre arts and a minor in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz.