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Nicole Ricciardi

  • Acting
  • MF​A, Carnegie Mellon University​​​​​​​​​
  • Performance
  • 773-325-7985

Nicole Ricciardi has taught on the theatre faculties of Drew, Monmouth, and Syracuse Universities and the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. She has led a variety of classes and workshops at Shakespeare and Company, Hartford Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, The New York Film Academy, Two River Theatre Company, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and the Acting Studio New York. For two years, she coordinated Syracuse Drama's program at Shakespeare's Globe, London. Nicole has directed and developed work at Primary Stages, Youngblood/Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Flea, the Drama Book Shop, Chelsea Repertory Lab, Two River Theater Company, Shadow Lawn Stage, Circle East, Bushwick Arts, Central Square Theatre, New Century Theatre, and Shakespeare and Company, where she has been a company member for many years. With her company, The Wild Court, Nicole has created several original productions, including The Juliet and Romeo Project, a cross-gendered adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece; Roasting Alicea modern, new musical based on Lewis Carroll’s classic story; and The Comedy of Errors (As Presented by the Miners of Hell's Half Acre), an all-male production of Shakespeare's story performed by California gold miners in 1852. Nicole received her B.A. in Theatre Arts and Psychology from Drew University and her MFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University. ​