Nichole Palmietto is a director, producer and developer of new plays. She is a co-founder and artistic director of Found Stages, which builds community by taking original plays into real-world spaces where people live and work. Nichole's artistic work, especially with Found Stages, focuses on creating interactive, site-specific and immersive events that give audiences and performers a new relationship with each other, while stretching their notions of what a play "should" be.
Nichole has presented on creating site-specific and immersive theater at the Dramatists Guild Annual Conference (July 2018) and the Institute of Outdoor Theatre Conference Paul Green Seminar (October 2017).
Nichole was the lead artist of a 2015-16 Alliance Theatre Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab project, which included a $10,000 award and an 18-month residency to develop a series of three short plays with a team of artists. Nichole was a member of the 2016-17 Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Class, and the resident director of Atlanta's Working Title Playwrights Ethel Woolson Lab in 2015-16.
In Atlanta, Nichole has worked with Alliance Theatre, Atlanta History Center, Georgia Shakespeare, Actor’s Express Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Serenbe Playhouse, Out of Hand Theater, The Weird Sisters Theatre Project, Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre, Emory University and Fabrefaction Theatre Conservatory.
Nichole holds degrees in theatre and public relations from The University of Texas at Austin and is an alumna of Actor's Express Theatre's directing internship program.