Nicole Rourke is a freelance performer and workshop facilitator. She trained in theatre and facilitation in the Middle East. She has written and performed several pieces for theatre/spoken word and her work has received critical acclaim at festivals in Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Israel, Poland and Singapore.
In 2002 Nicole received an Arts Council Travel and Training Award enabling her to travel to Buenos Aires to research and write. This resulted in a collection of Tango Monologues including ‘The Suitcase Milonguera’. She is currently working on a number of performance pieces.
Nicole is a highly experienced facilitator and has conducted a wide variety of workshops including Creative Writing and Storytelling at the Chester Beatty library, Drama and Creativity at the Gaiety School of Acting as well as Teambuilding Through Creativity for various organisations. She was a creative writing facilitator at the Irish Writers’ Centre from 2006-09, and was the resident Artist in the Community at St Patrick’s Psychiatric Hospital in Dublin from 2010-2011.