Nicole Quenelle is a multi-disciplinary theater artist and freelance writer/director. She works with other independent artists as well as established (and fledgling) theater companies in the U.S. and Europe, teaches movement and theater techniques to performers and non-performers, and consults for businesses and government organizations.
Currently based in Philadelphia, PA, Nicole spent 10 years performing with regional theater companies in her hometown of Durham, North Carolina before training in Lecoq-based physical theater in Florence, Italy. She was a company member of Durham, NC’s Little Green Pig for seven years, with which she performed and collaborated on many original works and adaptations--originating with the Bard, Beckett, Dostoyevsky, Goethe, and others--and transforming them into reimagined works by the company in traditional theater spaces and site-specific locations. She also collaborated on devised and adapted works with Durham/Pittsburgh-based Dog & Pony Show and other experimental companies, and performed regionally with the American Dance Festival, Manbites Dog Theater, Burning Coal, Arts NC State, Streetsigns Center for Literature and Performance, University of North Carolina, ArtsCenter Live, and William Peace University. Now embarking on the next chapter, Nicole is working on writing/directing industrial videos for private clients, self-producing her own original theatrical work, and pursuing collaborations with other artists. Her next piece, The Long Tides, is a solo work in development throughout 2015 and will premier late Fall/early Winter 2015.
Nicole graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and trained in Lecoq-based physical theater in Florence, Italy with master teachers Giovanni Fusetti, Matteo Destro, Norman Taylor, Amy Russel, and Elizabeth Baron. Other training: Viewpoints and Suzuki: Anne Bogart/SITI Co.; Uta Hagen technique: Jerome Davis/Burning Coal Theater Co.; Meisner: John Allore for The Neighborhood Playhouse