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Anchor 1- ABOUT

ABOUT

Nickolas Vaughan is a multi-hyphenate creative artist, filmmaker, actor and producer from Mobile, Alabama. At an early age, Nickolas expressed a love for filmmaking and performing, which prompted his parents to purchase a camcorder for him to create his own films. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Howard University, he began his professional acting career in Washington, DC, where he performed extensively at prominent theaters including: The John F. Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre, Signature Theatre and Studio Theatre.

 

Nickolas later moved to New York where he co-created Show:UP!, an immersive, interactive, theatrical dining experience. As Show:UP!’s co-creative director, Nickolas was able to utilize his skills in photo manipulation, video editing, art direction, music composition, and world building.

 

In Los Angeles, Nickolas received a scholarship to the Groundlings school. In 2019, Nickolas wrote, produced and starred in ’Til You Make It, a one-man show presented in both Los Angeles and New York. ’Til You Make It, was selected into the TAG Solo Festival at The Actors’ Group in Burbank, CA. 

 

As a producer, Nickolas has worked on the Emmy Award winning series We're Here for HBO and the Kevin Hart mini-series: Hart Of It All.  He is a Co-Producer for MAX's documentary series: Swiping America. 

 

Nickolas wrote, directed, and filmed Ajani: Volume 1. A short film celebrating the complexities of black gay identity. In 2022, Nickolas presented  Project: Nick Vaughan, a one-man show in development at The Flea Theater, which featured his short dance film, Do You Understand?

Nickolas's original immersive project, "Let Me Check In The Back," has been selected for WACO Theater Center's 2024 Artistic Program: We the People, and has received the Franklin Furnace Grant for Performance Art. 

In his free time, Nickolas enjoys sewing, crafting and building furniture.

GALLERY

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The Nickolas Vaughan Show

The Nickolas Vaughan Show

'Til You Make It Thymele Arts Los Angeles, CA

Pizza Boy - Short Film

Pizza Boy - Short Film

Intoxicated (Music Video)

Intoxicated (Music Video)

Artist: Aaryan Shah Director of Photography: Elias Ginsberg Directors: Cody Remillard, Christian Korpi & Aaryan Shah

Project: Nick Vaughan

Project: Nick Vaughan

The Flea Theater New York, NY Photo: Louisiana Kreutz

Project: Nick Vaughan

Project: Nick Vaughan

The Flea Theater New York, NY Photo: Louisiana Kreutz

We're Here (HBO)

We're Here (HBO)

Photo: Justin Machnik

Marcus; Or The Secret Of Sweet

Marcus; Or The Secret Of Sweet

Studio Theatre Washington, DC

Our Town

Our Town

Ford's Theatre Washington, DC Photo by T. Charles Erickson

The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson

The Hangar Theatre Ithaca, NY Thomas Hoebbel Photography

Our Town

Our Town

Ford's Theatre Washington, DC Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Shadowboxer

Shadowboxer

Kay Theatre College Park, MD

Helen Hayes Awards 2013

Helen Hayes Awards 2013

Piano Lesson, Hangar Theatre

Piano Lesson, Hangar Theatre

Thomas Hoebbel Photography

25th Annual Putname County Spelling Bee

25th Annual Putname County Spelling Bee

Locomotion, John F. Kennedy Center

Locomotion, John F. Kennedy Center

Dreamgirls, Signature Theatre

Dreamgirls, Signature Theatre

Shadowboxer

Shadowboxer

Piano Lesson+

Piano Lesson+

Thomas Hoebbel Photography

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UPCOMING

"Let Me Check In The Back" throws out the rulebook for performance. A pop-up concept store becomes the stage for a mind-bending solo performance. Through a blend of performance art, sketch comedy, and multimedia elements, the lines between reality and narrative blur. This immersive experience delves into Black gay identity and the power of self-love, offering a unique and potentially surprising experience.

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June 7, 2024 @ 8PM

June 8, 2024 @ 3PM & 8PM  

WACO Theater Center

5144 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601

*June 18, 2024

Doors @ 7pm | Show @ 7:30pm

Bed-Stuy Art House  

198a Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

*This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace FUND 2023-24, supported by SHS Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the members and friends of Franklin Furnace Archive.

Anchor 4 - CONTACT

CONTACT

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