Nicole BarrettWashington Improv Theater
Nicole grew up in rural Pennsylvania and her childhood was spent either roaming the woods or begging her parents to take her to the "local" library, which was in another state. Then, through a series of very on purpose decisions, she ended up in here, in DC. She's still trying to figure out if here should be somewhere else.
Nicole completed the WIT Curriculum in 2013 and has taken classes and workshops at Dojo Comedy and Will Hine’s World’s Greatest Improv School. She started doing improv after one day waking up and thinking to herself “I should do improv!” (true story). She has, however, been performing comedy since basically birth (someone in the family has to be the funny one!) Her favorite things about improv include: the immediacy, being surprised, and getting to hang out with deeply funny and creative people.
By day, she’s a standard DC policy wonk. By night, her friends are looking at her saying, “you do too much, aren’t you tired?” Her hobbies outside of comedy include sailing and kayaking, trekking mountains, going to Burning Man, DJ’ing high school reunions, collecting passport stamps, aspiring to be 1/14th as good at tennis as Serena Williams, and racking up big wins on the Penn State alumni softball team.