I’ve been a professional theatre director since 1999, and have directed over 40 new plays. Here are some shows I’ve worked on, and some praise they received:
CHRISTIAN VALUES (Toronto Fringe)
“Director Nicole Stamp gives a snappy production with smart, ingenious details that always match what’s happening in a scene. Christian Values has a Mamet-induced rhythm and a grace that’s catchy and hypnotic.”
N N N N – Now Magazine. NOW’s year-end: “Best Direction”, “Best Ensemble Cast”. NOW Magazine Cover Story.
TEN THINGS (SummerWorks)
“Thoroughly charming- not to be missed! A lovely, romantic two-hander, funny and sad and sweet, but never cloying. The most adorable (and convincing) onstage couple I’ve ever seen.” – National Post. “Director Nicole Stamp’s script has a lot of charm, and the chemistry is believeable and winning.” Critics’ Pick: “Best Ensemble Cast”, NOW Magazine.
FIRST HAND WOMAN (NYC Fringe)
“Recommended at the Fringe” – New York Times. “Fringe NYC Best Bet!” – Theatre is Easy. “A must-see!” – Gotham Magazine. “For an authentically great experience, drop everything and go see@FirstHandWoman.” – Tweeted by Samantha Bee of The Daily Show.
WHEN CHILDREN FALL (SummerWorks)
“Nicole Stamp’s fine direction allows for movement without sacrificing the claustrophobic tone.” Critic’s Pick, “Best of 2000”, Eye Magazine.
BETTER PARTS (Theatre Passe Muraille season; toured in Toronto, Montreal, USA, UK)
“Better Parts is intoxicatingly written and joyously performed!” – Globe & Mail. “The comedy here is clever, yet still down to earth… Excellent and engaging!” – Montreal Gazette. “A total joy! Funny, enchantingly light, and sure of touch. One of the few successful examples of meta-theatre I’ve ever encountered.” – National Post. N N N N, NOW Magazine.
YAPPING OUT LOUD (Buddies 2005 Season, NYC Tour)
“…a striking and complex blend of pedagogy and fiction; writer Mirha-Soleil Ross, along with director Nicole Stamp, have to be congratulated on their success in bringing it off. Ross cites Stamp as an important part of her show’s development.” – Xtra Magazine.
13 SHORT SCENES ABOUT ONE THING (Sketch revue)
Winner – Shobu Sketch Comedy Contest.
PRESENT TENSE (SummerWorks)
“Directed with panache by Nicole Stamp!” – Toronto Star. “Crtitic’s Pick for Best Ensemble Cast” – NOW Magazine.