Colette Nichol is an actor, writer, micro filmmaker, producer, and entrepreneur, passionate about the process of creation and the sharing of transformative stories. After having spent five years living in South America, becoming fluent in Spanish, teaching English, and working on her first solo show, Colette returned to Canada in 2012.
Her second solo show Swimming with Piranhas was originally mounted in Victoria as part of the Victoria Fringe Festival, and more recently was chosen to be part of the Gabriola Theatre Festival.
Unimportant Criminal, Colette's first solo show, toured across Canada during the 2009 Fringe, running for 31 performances and hitting up five cities on its east to west journey. More recently, Colette co-founded the independent theatre company Offside Theatre with Dimitri Vantis, successfully mounting their first show, Den of Thieves by Stephen Adly Guirgis at Studio 16 in the fall of 2017.
Moving between Vancouver; Toronto; and Quito, Ecuador, over the past twelve years Colette has engaged in the study of various forms and techniques of acting ranging from the corporeal mime of Etienne Decroux, to Pochenko clown, Meisner, the Method, and Musical Theatre.
In addition to acting, Colette is the founder of Story Envelope Media, an indie media company that creates soulful online videos for small businesses, and The Story Envelope Academy, an education platform which teaches micro-filmmaking techniques to creatives.
"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