J. Nicole Books
J. Nicole Brooks is an actor, director and author with ties to Los Angeles and New York, but is proud to call Chicago planet home. She is an ensemble member at the Lookingglass Theatre Company. Selected directing credits include Black Diamond, Mr. Rickey Calls A Meeting, Becky Shaw, Sex With Strangers and Thaddeus & Slocum. Writing credits include Black Diamond, Fedra, HeLa, Her Honor Jane Byrne and The Adventures of Yuri Kochiyama. On stage she appeared in acclaimed productions such as Immediate Family, Beyond Caring, Death Tax and Lottery Day. Awards include: National Endowment for the Arts, TCG Fox Foundation Fellow, Black Theater Alliance Award (BTAA), Joseph Jefferson, LA Ovation, Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) and the American Theatre Wing Regional Tony Award. She continues to create new works with a focus on Chicago stories for stage, film, and television.