Originally from Toronto, Nikki Shaffeeullah is a theatre facilitator, director, performer and researcher who holds a BA from McGill University and an MFA from the University of Alberta. Recent directing credits include Seven Steps to Success (NextFest) and(un)earthed (Undercurrent Theatre). She is Editor-in-Chief of the journal alt.theatre (alttheatre.ca) and an improviser with Rapid Fire Theatre. This summer, Nikki won an Enbridge Nextfest Emerging Artist Award and the Canadian Association for Theatre Research Award for Intercultural Theatre. Nikki’s work has taken her across Canada and the world and she’s so happy to be in Edmonton right now, working with ensembles like Magic Beans Productions.
Kiidra is delighted to be a part of the fringe festival this year. She is entering her fourth year in the BFA Stage Management program at the U of A, and fifth year with the Drama department. She most recently managed; “Seven Steps to success”, an original piece created for NextFest 2013 with Nikki, and has worked with Neelam and Amy in the past. She is overjoyed to be working with such lovely people again. Enjoy the show!