Nikkole Salter

Nikkole Salter

Representative Plays: 

In the Continuum (2008) 


Nikkole Salter is an OBIE Award-winning actress and dramatist. Her plays include In The Continuum (NY Outer Critics Circle's John Gassner Award for Best New American Play, 2006; Helen Hayes Award, 2007), Repairing a Nation, Of Great Merit, Carnaval, Lines in the Dust and Freedom Riders.  Ms. Salter is a 2014 MAP Fund Grant recipient, a Theatre Hall of Fame Seldes-Kanin Fellowship awardee, and a recipient of the Global Tolerance Award from the Friends of the United Nations. Ms. Salter is also co-founder of The Continuum Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that creates innovative artistic programming for community empowerment and enrichment. Its primary endeavor, The Legacy Program: Residency - a youth development initiative that uses the arts to reconnect descendants of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade to the specificity of their African ancestry  - was featured on the PBS series, "Finding Your Roots," hosted by Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  Ms. Salter is an active member of the Actors Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the Dramatists Guild. She received her BFA in theatre from Howard University and her MFA from New York University's Graduate Acting Program under the tutelage of Zelda Fichandler and Ron Van Lieu.

Source: New Jersey Theatre Alliance 


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