FIRST YEAR – LOS ANGELES
Nikkita Duke is a multiple award-winning Nigerian writer with a Law Degree from the UK and an MFA in Screen/Stage Writing from Northwestern University. She currently works as the Media Coordinator for The Africa Channel.
Her writing has been acclaimed internationally across continents from Africa to Europe to North America through writing competitions such as Austin Film Festival, StoryPros International Screenplay Contest, Little Wonder Short Radio Play Competition, Athena Project's Plays-In-Progress, Wild Claw Theatre’s Deathscribe Festival, and the list goes on. Presently, her grant winning, co-written TV pilot ‘U.S. Aliens’ is streaming on the esteemed platform, Open Television.
She is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild of America and her works have been read at The Goodman Theatre, Evanston Literary Festival, Chicago Dramatists, etc. Her recent play, ‘Fatty Bum Bum’, debuted in Chicago in 2020 at Fehinty African Theatre Ensemble (F.A.T.E.) as part of their residency program.