I work as a freelance playwright, poet and arts journalist.
I provide scriptwriting services for individuals, companies and institutions. My plays have received critical acclaim and have been listed by The Guardian, Stagedoor and The Stage, amongst others.
I was recently shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting Award 2021.
FAB Prize Highly Commended Writer – Faber and Faber Children’s & Andlyn Literary Agency (2017)
Winner – TYPT:17 Spoken Word Competition, Talawa Theatre Company (2017)
Winner – Literary Kitchen Festival Flash Fiction competition (2015)
Shortlisted playwright – Southend International Playwriting Festival (2015)
IN OUR IMAGE, commissioned by Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2021)
BURNOUT, Shybairn/Live Theatre Newcastle (2021)
i stopped…when, VAULT Festival (2019)
CASTE-ING, The Barbican (2019)
HEROINES, commissioned by Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2019)
HEROINES IN LIMBO, commissioned by The Heroine Chronicles Theatre Company (2019)
FOR A BLACK GIRL, VAULT Festival 2018, Camden People’s Theatre, The Curve Slough (2018)
INFOMANIA, commissioned by Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2018)
OPHELIA, commissioned by Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2017)
THE SPIDER, Royal Holloway University (2016)
As a Playwright/Dramaturg
Space R&D, Bric a Brac Theatre/Pleasance Theatre (2021)
TAME R&D, Leeds Playhouse (2021)
When Words Are Not Enough – Mimbre Theatre (2020)
Please find my CV here > Nicole Acquah – Playwright CV
I also write my own spoken word, performed at: Tricycle Theatre and Hackney Showrooms.
See below for a variety of work, including writing for Exeunt Magazine, London Box Office and Miro Magazine: