Co-playwright / Director
Co-playwright and Director, Nick Sweet, has been a free-lance stage director since 1977 and has directed 130 productions for theatre groups in Oklahoma, Texas and Alaska. In 2002 he directed the historical drama, Trail of Tears, at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, OKla. The script was written by Tony award nominee Joe Sears of Greater Tuna fame.
The previous year Nick portrayed the stockade doctor and understudied the role of Will Rogers, the Trail of Tears narrator, under Joe’s direction. During his stint as drama instructor for Institution Programs, Inc., Nick directed a dozen shows for inmate theatre groups at four Oklahoma state prisons. He also conducted drama residencies at Oklahoma School for the Deaf from 1987 to 2008, and co-founded the drama program at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He directed the college’s first five musicals and taught Literature, Communications, English, Humanities and Musical Theatre Direction. Nick has also written several historical plays including: In Our Own Words (Okla. School for the Deaf Centennial), City of Legends (Okla. Statehood Centennial in Bartlesville, OK), and Say, Have You Heard the Story (a celebration of Okla.’s Black Towns, co-written with Morris McCorvey).
Nick is an Artist-in-Residence for the Okla. Arts Council and the Texas Commission on the Arts.