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Nicki LaPorte @ nickivegan
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 Nicki is an experienced teaching artist in central Connecticut. In April 2019 she took on the role of Artistic Director at No Boundaries Youth Theater. She has been a theater teaching artist based in CT and has been with NBYT since January 2011, where she has taught, directed, performed, stage managed, and designed and built costumes. She also works as a teaching artist and costume designer at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown, CT. Nicki has taught theater programs for East Hartford Public Schools, Hartford Performs, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Performing Arts Programs, and the Gateway Project in Massachusetts. During the summers of 2016, 2017 and 2018 Nicki traveled to The Freedom Theater in the West Bank of Palestine to work with children living in the Jenin refugee camp. Nicki joined the Day of Tears Touring Company in 2019, and can be seen weekly at the Mark Twain House as a Living History Tour Guide (Katy Leary). She has been a company member with Elmwood Productions as a puppeteer since early 2016. Nicki has also performed locally at New Britain’s Hole in the Wall Theater in The Vagina Monologues, The Impracticality of Modern-day Mastodons (mastodon puppeteer) and Rocky Horror Show (Transylvanian ensemble). Also a comic con regular and avid costumer, she has joined the world of 18th century reenacting and historical costume construction.

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Performance
95%
Costume Design
85%
Puppetry
80%

Full Name

Nicki LaPorte

Art Sub-category / Genre

Theater/Puppetry/Living History/Costume Design

Location

Bristol, CT, USA

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