Looking back…

It Wasn’t So Bad
Staged Reading by Kalamazoo Short Play Reading Series
June 12, 2020


Freelance columnist Nicole L.V. Mullis placed 2nd for “Best Column” from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors Newspapers contest.


Mosaic Storytelling Showcase: Detours
October 17, 2019, at the First Congregational Church in Battle Creek, Michigan
Battle Creek Enquirer: I was supposed to help a Burmese refugee tell her story. She taught me instead.
Battle Creek Shopper News: Mosaic Storytelling Showcase to tell of life’s detours

 

Bread-posal
2019 staged reading by Fusion
The 14th Annual Short Works Festival: The 2nd Seven
June 6-10, 2019
The Cell Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Congratulations To The Winning Playwrights of The Seven! [5.21.2019]

 


Mosaic Storytelling Showcase: Magic
June 27, 2019, at the First Congregational Church in Battle Creek, Michigan

Freelance columnist Nicole Mullis won second place for best column in 2018 Michigan Press Awards for her piece, “Sadly, American parents know what to do when the lockdown is real.”

 

“Mom’s Favorite” [l. to r.] Actors Lisa Marie Parker-Campbell, Nicole Jacobs, and Ashley Berryhill; Director Fred Western; Playwright Nicole L.V. Mullis.

Mom’s Favorite
2019 staged reading by Theatre Kalamazoo
TK New Playfest
February 8-9, 2019
Epic Theatre in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Encore: Theatre Kalamazoo presents New Play Festival 2/8-2/9
Theatre Kalamazoo New Playfest co-producer Dr. Steve Feffer WMUK interview with Cara Lieurance


Athens, Michigan “Great Moments” Storytelling Concert
August 9, 2018, at the Quonset Hut Theater in Athens, Michigan
Nicole L.V. Mullis, as part of SagaPresents, joined a new cohort of storytellers, for Athens’ first storytelling concert. She also worked as a coach and facilitator for the event. The response was truly a “Great Moment”.
Press Clippings:
Enquirer: Uncovering a Community of story-lovers in Athens
Battle Creek Shopper News: Community building happens one story at a time in Athens

Battle Creek Enquirer’s Mosaic Storytelling Showcase: Surprise
March 22, 2018 at First Congregational Church in Battle Creek
Life throws surprises to us all. Nicole L.V. Mullis joined a new cohort of tellers who shared stories of times they’ve been surprised or maybe acted as agents in surprise. All stories were true, personal and told live.

Edmonds Driftwood Player’s 8th Annual Festival of Shorts: Did You Find Everything OK?
July 7-9, 2017 at Wade James Theater in Edmonds, Washington
Nicole L.V. Mullis’ ten-minute play “Did You Find Everything OK?” was one of eight finalists from around the country for the 8th Annual Festival of Shorts. Her play won Friday’s night’s Audience Choice Award.

The cast of “Did You Find Everything OK?” directed by Andrew Ryder: [l. to r.] Scott Mullet, Rita Baxter, Sydney Kaser, and Melody Mistlin. Not pictured: Nate Thomsen. Photo provided by Edmonds Driftwood Players.

Theatre Kalamazoo’s 7th Annual New Playfest: “Red Sauce”
February 3-4, 2017 at Epic Theatre in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Nicole L.V. Mullis’ ten-minute play “Red Sauce” was one of eight short plays by local writers, produced by TK Member Theatres for the 7th Annual Theatre Kalamazoo New Playfest. The festival also featured a new work by Michigan playwright Emilio Rodriguez.
Press Clippings:
Enquirer: The difference between page and stage [02.10.17]

“Red Sauce” director, writer and cast. [l. to r.] Director Ethan Waldron, actress Kellie Anne Dugan, writer Nicole L.V. Mullis, actress Sarah MacLean, actor Zach Husak.

Battle Creek Enquirer’s Mosaic Storytelling Showcase: Animals
November 10, 2016 at the First Congregational Church in Battle Creek
Nicole L.V. Mullis joined new and returning storytellers in this fourth installation of Battle Creek Enquirer’s Mosaic Storytelling Showcase. The theme was animals and the stories were wild.
Press Clippings:
Hear Nicole L.V. Mullis’ story here
Hear the other storytellers here
Next Mosaic will be wild: Storytellers announced
[10.31.16]

Battle Creek Enquirer’s Mosaic Storytelling Showcase: Memories
August 4, 2016 at The Wharehouse in Battle Creek, Michigan
Nicole L.V. Mullis joined new and returning storytellers in this third installation of Battle Creek Enquirer’s Mosaic Storytelling Showcase. The theme is memories and the stories were memorable.
Press Clippings:
Hear Nicole L.V. Mullis’ story here
Hear the other storytellers here
Enquirer: Mosaic brings back memories [08.04.16]

Spring into the Arts:  Battle Creek Books “Triple Play”
May 20, 2016

Battle Creek Books hosted national bestselling author and award winner Bonnie Jo Campbell, area artist, historian and author Kurt Thornton, and local author and well loved columnist Nicole L.V. Mullis.
Press Clippings:
Kelly: If only Spring into the Arts lasted all week [05.22.16]

Battle Creek Enquirer’s Mosaic Storytelling Showcase: Food
May 3, 2016 at The Burma Center in Springfield, Michigan
Nicole L.V. Mullis joined a new crew of storytellers in this second installation of Battle Creek Enquirer’s Mosaic Storytelling Showcase. The theme was food, and the stories were the equivalent of a Thanksgiving feast.
Press Clippings:
Hear Nicole L.V. Mullis’ story here
Hear the other storytellers
Mosaic feeds the spirit [05.04.16]
McCullough: Storytelling series returns to Battle Creek [04.03.16]
Mosaic storytelling series announces performers [04.25.16]
Kelley: Storytelling can be a delicious process [04.25.16]

“My Very Good, Very Bad Dog” book reading
April 23, 2016 at Battle Creek Books
Nicole L.V. Mullis read her essay as well as other excerpts from Chicken Soup for the Soul: “My Very Good Very Bad Dog”. Specials guests included the very good, very adoptable Sasha, as well as representatives from Humane Society of South Central Michigan. Battle Creek Books will continue to donate a portion of the book’s sales to the Humane Society.

Battle Creek Enquirer’s Mosaic Storytelling Showcase: Home
February 2, 2015 at The Warehouse in Battle Creek, Michigan
This inaugural storyteller evening focused on the theme of “home”. Tellers included Dick Strader, Crystal Hernandez, Israel Flores, Sarah Lawrence, Matt Lynn, Rose Miller, Nicole L.V. Mullis, Sherii Sherban, Martha Thawnghmung, Sean Washington and Joyce Wilson.
Press Clippings:
Hear Nicole L.V. Mullis’ story
Hear the other storytellers
Journal: A storyteller’s Story [02.11.16]
Developing Laugh Lines: Learning to be a storytelling GPS [01.31.16]
Awakening the storyteller within [Battle Creek Enquirer; 01.13.15]
McCullough: Rediscover the power of telling stories [Battle Creek Enquirer; 01.09.15]