- Nikki Harmon
Nikki Harmon’s plays range from political satires to dramas, murderous comedies and children's theatre and have been produced in England, Australia, India, Thailand, Botswana, South Africa and throughout the U.S. and Canada. Among her awards, she’s been a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and four times a finalist at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and has won the University of Central Missouri’s National Theatre for Young Audiences Playwriting Award three times. Her play Snowflake’s Story was read at the Kennedy Center as part of the American Alliance for Theatre & Education Project, and her monologue about Louise L. Serpa, the first woman allowed to photograph in the rodeo arena, titled “At the Moment of Understanding” was included in the 365 Women a Year Playwriting Project. Harmon studied at the Sorbonne and the Université de Montpellier and is an alumna of Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Miami and the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts. Along with her writing, she has been a stage manager, lighting designer and casting director as well as a pen-and-ink and watercolor artist. Fulfilling a lifetime dream of being an archeologist, Harmon has worked on digs in Thailand, Peru and Arizona. To help save our endangered species, she has volunteered on wildlife conservancies in Kenya and Namibia. She’s also done research for the Smithsonian in the rare book department of the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma and illustrated katydids for the Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. Harmon is a long-time member of Actor’s Equity and the Dramatists Guild and shares a home with her very talented basset/doxie, Annie Oakley.