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Birth Place: Omaha, NE

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Nik Whitcomb is thrilled to be making his return to the New York stage after recently relocating to become the Program Director for the Black Theatre Coalition. He is the host of an online talk show called THE COME UP, a Core Ensemble Member with The Performing Arts Collective at The Union for Contemporary Art, an Associate Member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Union, and was named a “Theatre Worker You Should Know” by American Theatre Magazine. Off-Broadway: No Name In The Street (Riant Theatre Company). Regional: A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater), Ghost the Musical (Old Log Theatre), SpongeBob the Musical (Coterie Theatre), The Nutcracker (Mudlark Theatre), Sister Act (Quincy Theatre), Songs For A New World (Dominican Performing Arts Center), Caroline, Or Change (Omaha Playhouse; Omaha Entertainment & Arts Award) and others. Film/TV: I Used To Go Here (Available on Amazon & AppleTV) and Station Eleven (Available on HBO Max).

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Bag&Baggage To Present Two New Works At Portland's Fertile Ground Festival

Explore two new theatrical works at Bag&Baggage Productions as part of the Fertile Grounds festival.
B&B and Jeanette Harrison Develop Native Theatre Project

Multi-hyphenate director, producer, and community builder Jeanette Harrison has been awarded $200,000 from the NoVo Foundation to develop Native Theater Project.
Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Portland Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Portland Awards; INTO THE WOODS, AMERICAN GIRL, Gallery Theater & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; INTO THE WOODS, AMERICAN GIRL, Gallery Theater & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
BroadwayWorld Portland Awards December 5th Standings; INTO THE WOODS Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; AND THEN THEIR WERE NONE Leads Best Play!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
OUR UTOPIA Comes to The Vault Theatre This Week

Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro’s resident professional theater company, explores the meaning of community in their world premiere of Our Utopia by Hillsboro playwright Carlos-Zenen Trujillo. Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!
Backstage Drama, Black Excellence, And The Echoes Of Theatre History Ring Out In Red Velvet At Bag&Baggage Productions

Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro's resident professional theater company, reckons with the history of black representation in the theater with their regional premiere of Red Velvet by Olivier Award winning playwright Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by newly appointed Artistic Director Nik Whitcomb in his first directorial role at Bag&Baggage.
Bag&Baggage Productions Launches into their 23/24 Season with The Catapult Campaign

Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro’s own, nationally known, professional theatre company, has launched their first major fundraising campaign under the leadership of new Artistic Director Nik Whitcomb.
RED VELVET, WHO'S HOLIDAY! & More Set for Bag&Baggage Productions 2023/24 Season

 Bag&Baggage Productions has announced their 2023-2024 season, the first under new Artistic Director Nik Whitcomb.
Industry Pro Newsletter: Six Recoups, Government Funding Shifts in Australia and Canada

Governmental funding shifts continue around the globe as governments reveal their latest budget proposals - often with some form of a decrease of support for the creative economy as these countries wind down the support they offered at the height of the pandemic.
Black Theatre Coalition Names Tom Andre Bardwell as New Program Director

Black Theatre Coalition has announced their new Program Director Tom Andre Bardwell who will continue the work of Nik Whitcomb, previous Program Director.
Black Theatre Coalition Announces Recipient Of The 2023 American Express Directing Fellowship

Black Theatre Coalition co-founders T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, along with Executive Director Olivia Jones, and Program Director Nik Whitcomb, has announced that Lanise Antoine Shelley has been chosen as the recipient of the 2023 American Express Directing Fellowship.
Industry Pro Newsletter: BWW 20th Hosts Announced, A Tentative Agreement Between AEA and the Broadway League

Nothing has been more exciting than our announcement last week of our 20th Anniversary Celebration set to take place on May 21, 2023 at Sony Hall in the theatre district. The event will be hosted by none other than BroadwayWorld’s Richard Ridge and Tony Award-Winning Broadway Legend Chita Rivera.
Bag&Baggage Productions Names Nik Whitcomb New Artistic Director

Bag&Baggage now begins a new exciting chapter, ushered in by the appointment of their new Artistic Director Nik Whitcomb.
CAA and Black Theatre Coalition Join Forces To Launch New Fellowship

Leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and the Black Theatre Coalition (BTC), a nonprofit dedicated to increasing employment opportunities for Black theatre professionals, have jointly launched a new talent representation fellowship program.
Black Theatre Coalition Announces Davon Williams as Communications Director

Concluding BTC’s Building New Pathways gala event on March 27, Co-founders T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald 'Reggie' Van Lee, joined by Board members Aaliytha Stevens and Naila McKenzie, along with Executive Director Olivia Jones and Program Director Nik Whitcomb announced today the addition of Davon Williams as Communications Director.
Norm Lewis, Alex Newell, Wynton Marsalis & More to Take Part in Black Theatre Coalition Gala

Co-founders T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, Board members Aaliytha Stevens and Naila McKenzie, along with Executive Director Olivia Jones, Program Director Nik Whitcomb & more announced today their upcoming virtual gala, BUILDING NEW PATHWAYS, streaming on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 7pm.
Black Theatre Coalition Announces Nik Whitcomb as New Program Director

Black Theatre Coalition, the organization aiming “to build a sustainable, ethical roadmap to increase employment opportunities for Black theatre professionals” brings on Nik Whitcomb as Program Director.

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