Colette Nichol is an actor, writer, video maker and entrepreneur, passionate about the process of creation and the sharing of transformative stories. After having spent four and a half years living in South America, becoming fluent in Spanish, teaching English, and working on her first solo show, Colette returned to Canada in 2012.
She has most recently finished mounting her second solo show Swimming with Piranhas in Gabriola, BC. In addition Colette continues to work on a variety of other projects ranging from theatre to online video.
Colette's first solo show, Unimportant Criminal, toured across Canada for the 2009 Fringe, running for 31 performances and hitting up five cities on its east to west journey.
Moving between Vancouver, Toronto, and Quito, Ecuador, over the past ten years Colette has pursued the study of various forms and techniques of acting ranging from the corporeal mime of Etienne Decroux, to Pochenko clown, Meisner, "the Method", Shakespearean acting, and musical theatre.
Colette has had the great pleasure of studying with internationally renowned vocal coach Nikolai Kolesnikov as well as professor/voice specialist Dr. Iris MacGregor Bannerman and Canada's foremost Meisner teacher, Lori Triolo.
"With an entirely bare stage behind her, Nichol creates complicated scenarios using just her body, and her grace and sensibility in her movements is quite impressive. As the story delves into her family history, her character goes beyond the stereotype of the vain, narcissistic actress and delivers some surprising sentiments and thoughts on existence."
Tour de force performance...a remarkable artist. This production is a marvel that deserves to be seen and discussed.
-Raise the Hammer
"Cool style, a wicked costume, super make-up, a stunning voice and fantastical characters...not your typical realism in a box."
-Lisa Marie DiLiberto