Nicole earned a B.A. in English from Lafayette College, a M.Phil. in Theatre from Trinity College, Dublin, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida (USF). Her research areas include early modern and Restoration drama; feminist and LGBTQ issues in drama and theatre; and plays on death & dying. She has published articles and reviews in journals such as Restoration and 18thCentury Theatre Research and Shakespeare Bulletin. From 2004-2009, Nicole taught literature and writing at USF and the University of Tampa. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Thinking Cap Theatre. Recent directing credits include Aphra Behn's The Rover; Michael Healey's The Drawer Boy; Mariah MacCarthy's the all-american genderf*ck cabaret; Micro Theater Miami; the Florida premiere of Sarah Kane's Cleansed; the 1st South Florida One-Minute Play Festival; the world premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler's dark comedy, Death for Sydney Black; the Florida premiere of Nick Mwaluko's transgender drama, S/HE; and Joshua Conkel’s Off-Off Broadway comedy MilkMilkLemonade at Empire Stage. Nicole has also worked as a drama teacher, writer, and editor for Treasure Coast Hospice for whom she led youth drama and playwriting workshops on the use of theatre as a tool for valuing life and coping with loss.
Read her theatre blog: http://dramadaily.wordpress.com
Axy earned a MFA in Acting from New School University for Drama (formerly the Actor’s Studio Drama School) in New York City. An accomplished actress, she has performed in Off Broadway productions and commercials and done voice-overs for film. One of her favorite productions in which she performed is A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Austin Pendleton.Axy is passionate about teaching the art of acting. She has taught at New School University (NYC), NOVA Southeastern University & Broward College. She also enjoys teaching children about the joys of drama and theatre. Axy joined Thinking Cap Theatre out of a zest to create innovative, provocative theatre through production, direction, and acting.
Andy holds a BA, magna cum laude, in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He fell in love with Nicole and the Thinking Cap team while working on “Cleansed” in 2012. As a dancer in NYC, Andy performed at the 92nd Street Y, City Center Studios, Merce Cunningham Studio, Florence Gould Hall, Theater for the New City, and the American Theatre of Actors (Off-Broadway). Andy began studying and pursuing his acting career after moving to South Florida in 2006. In addition to Thinking Cap, Andy has performed in Empire Stage, Rising Action Theater, Curtain Call Playhouse, Broward Center and Arsht Center productions.Desiree Mora