Nicole Jost is a playwright and educator. Her first play, The Terror Fantastic, was produced by 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities. Other plays have been read at SF Playhouse, Z Space, and The Custom Made Theatre Co. Nicole’s short plays have been presented by Best of PlayGround, B8 Theatre Company, Gadfly Theatre Productions, Rorschach Theatre, and the SF Olympians Festival. Nicole is a two-time winner of the James Milton Highsmith Playwriting Award for queer theater. Her play Sucia was awarded the Honorable Mention for the Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award, and third place for the National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award. Nicole holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting and an M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.
Nicole is a Founder of Queer Cat Productions, a theater company dedicated to bringing playful, perspective-queering, boundary-pushing theater experiences to the bay area and beyond. Queer Cat’s immersive play, The Gay Divorce Play, had its first public Innovators work-in-progress performance as part of 3GT@Google Space Innovators Happy Hour on June 13th, 2019.