Nina Louise Morrison is a theatre generator: playwright, director, deviser, dramaturg, actor, and teacher. She loves hearing new pages of new plays out loud for the first time, brainstorming on blackboards, and creating great reckonings in small rooms. She is a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow, Huntington Playwriting Fellow alumnus at the Huntington Theatre Company, and winner of the inaugural Boston Project commission at SpeakEasy Stage Company.
Her most recent play The Vault, a eco-thriller about the Global Seed Vault, was developed at the Huntington Theatre’s Summer Workshop this past summer. It was originally developed in the Greenhouse Playlab, a collaboration between Flat Earth Theatre Company and the Boston Museum of Science.
Other plays, including Forever Home, Born Naked, and Google Doll, have been developed by the Huntington Theatre Company, Project: Project, Fresh Ink Theatre Company, Company One, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Rhombus, and many others. She is a Richard Rodgers Fellow, a Shubert Foundation grantee, and a semi-finalist for the National Playwrights Conference. She is a core member of Project: Project and Rhombus.
She earned her MFA at Columbia University, and also trained at the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, the New Actors Workshop, and Oberlin College. Before moving to Boston, Nina was the Senior Program Associate at the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative at The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.
She teaches playwriting, screenwriting, Intro to Theatre and more at University of New Hampshire, and has taught playwriting at Grub Street and Northeastern University. She has also taught at the Vermont Young Writers Conference, Mount Ida College and American International College.