Nikole Beckwith

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Nikole Beckwith is a Massachusetts-born actress and playwright; until 2006 Beckwith 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!"[1] and Sam Rosen's 2006 release "The Look South".[2] She is also the author of the short book of poems "Rhymes With Blue" which was released in a limited run by Independent Submarine[3] in 2001.

She lives in New York where in 2006 she was a three time Manhattan Monologue Slam[4] champion and is currently a member of Ensemble studio theatre's YoungBlood[5] playwright's group and The Striking Viking Story Pirates.[6] Her screenplay Stockholm, Pennsylvania won a 2012 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.[7][8]

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 in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival with a cast that included: Saoirse Ronan, Cynthia Nixon, Jason Isaacs, and David Warshofsky.[9] The film was acquired by Lifetime and premiered on their TV channel May 2, 2015.[10]