Black and white photo of Nikki Appino, seated, with a book open in front of her

Nikki Appino

Nikki Appino is a multi-disciplinary theater artist and filmmaker. Her art has been recognized through commissions and grants, including the Pew Center for Arts & Culture, the Flintridge Foundation, Paul Allen Foundation, Artist Trust, and the National Endowment for the Arts/TCG Fellowship.

In the ’90s she founded a company to develop and produce original theater and film works. From 1998 to 2003, she created over ten original pieces for the stage including Invisible Ink, Before the Comet Comes, Rain City Rollers, and Djinn.

Appino has collaborated with a range of artists and composers, including Eyvind Kang, Robin Holcomb, Tenzin Choegyal, Wayne Horvitz, and Philip Glass. Her directing credits include Robin Holcomb’s Silent Spring (Walker Center, Wexner, Flynn Center, Dance Theater Workshop) and early directing credits at A.C.T., Milwaukee Rep, McCarter Theatre, Perseverance Theatre, the Empty Space, On The Boards, and Berkeley Rep.

Artist Support Program 1995 (with Jim Ragland): Threshold

(Photo by Bill Bernstein)