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Nikole Beckwith is an American actress and playwright; until 2006 she lived in Newburyport, Massachusetts where she was integral to the theater, music and art communities and in 2004 became the youngest recipient of The Johnson Award for excellence in and contributions to the arts in the Merrimack Valley.
Primarily an actor and playwright, she has also performed live with a handful of bands and sings on Tiger Saw's 2005 record "Sing!" and Sam Rosen's 2006 release "The Look South". She authored a short book of poems, Rhymes With Blue, which was released in a limited run by Independent Submarine in 2001.
She lives in New York where in 2006 she was a three time Manhattan Monologue Slam champion and is currently a member of Ensemble studio theatre's YoungBlood playwright's group and The Striking Viking Story Pirates. Her screenplay Stockholm, Pennsylvania won a 2012 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.
She wrote and directed the feature film Stockholm, Pennsylvania about a young woman who is returned home to her biological parents after living with her abductor for 17 years. It premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film was acquired by Lifetime and premiered on their TV channel on May 2, 2015.
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