About Our Founder:
Rebecca “Ngozi” Nichloson is the daughter of a Nigerian father and African-American mother. Proud of her diverse West African roots, she is a dynamic playwright, poet, and performer. She has written numerous articles on topics related to publishing and American literature, business, career development and education, as well as gender, culture, and diversity.
She is the recipient of the Liberace Award, the Howard Stein Fellowship, The Matthew’s Fellowship, and an America-in-Play Fellowship.
She has written and edited content for Black Enterprise; a premier business and wealth-building magazine with readership of over 2 million and a focus on minority businesses, career development, technology, and education.
She conducted interviews with nonprofit leaders and entertainment business professionals, such as Alan Jenkins, Co-founder and executive director of The Opportunity Agenda, a communications, research, and policy organization. Other interviews include CEO of SimonSays Entertainment, Ron Simons; actor Blair Underwood, two time Golden-Globe nominee and star of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D; playwright/screenwriter Dominique Morisseau, story editor for Showtime’s Shameless; and Emmy-nominated actor/comedian Anthony Anderson, star of ABC’s hit series Black-ish.
As a book reviewer for IndieReader.com, she authored over twenty book reviews of fiction and non-fiction and contributed to “Everybody Pays For It,” published in The Huffington Post. Her creative writing has been showcased at numerous venues in New York City and Minneapolis, including The Playwright’s Center of Minneapolis (where she was a Many Voices Fellow for two residences), Harlem Classical Theatre (playwrights playground), The Fire This Time Festival, and Signature Theatre Company (as part of Columbia University School of the Arts “New Plays Now”), among others. Her play Hello, I’m Eve was the 2013 winner of the Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award.