Rebecca Nichloson | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Rebecca Nichloson

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Adjunct Faculty
MFA, Columbia University
MA, Mercy College School of Liberal Arts
Professional Studies, George Washington University

Rebecca is a creative writer, singer/songwriter, playwright and theatermaker. She is the author of pieces such as Submerged, Dear America (Libretto & vocals), Mara Queen of the World, and The Wild-Bold Enlightenment of Velvet the Mistress, among others. Her fiction and performance pieces include Children of the First Hummingbird, Intelligence, and Zar-Baby. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University and an MA in English Literature. She was also the recipient of a 2019 Commission from the Cedar Cultural Center and received a 2020 honorable mention from the McKnight Foundation (Spoken Word). She’s the recipient of a Liberace Award, Howard Stein Fellowship, Matthew’s Fellowship, an American-in-Play Fellowship, and a Many Voices Fellowship from the Minneapolis Playwrights Center. Her work has been presented at Pangea World Theatre, Red Eye Theatre, Pillsbury House Theatre, and others. She is the founder/artistic director of Cleveland-Harris Theatre Company and a communications strategist.