Nicola Saffren is a young multi-disciplinary artist with a passion for acting, writing, directing, poetry & the Alexander Technique. Originally from Montreal, Nicola now lives in New York City where she studies the Meisner technique at the world-renowned William Esper Studio and apprentices with six-time Tony & Emmy nominee Tovah Feldshuh. She commutes back and forth between NYC, California & her beloved Montreal, where she is co-founder & co-artistic director of local theatre company Playground Productions.
Nicola is a proud graduate of Dawson College's Professional Theatre Program where she undertook roles such as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Violet in August: Osage County, & Phaedra in Euripides's classic Greek tragedy, Hippolytus. She has performed on various stages in and around Montreal including The Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, ASM Performing Arts, Theatre St. Catherine, Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, and Place-Des-Arts.
An advocate for the planet, Nicola strives to live intentionally (but still imperfectly!) in an eco-responsible way. She has taught several classes on sustainability for children and young adults across New York City. Nicola also tries her best to find creative ways to help out in the pursuit of justice, most recently providing supplies, support and aid to the Black Lives Matter protesters on the streets of New York.