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Galland, Nicole

Nicole Galland

Photo from Vineyard Gazette Online
Nicole Galland grew up in West Tisland, Vineyard Island, Massachusetts. Her parents are Michael Colaneri and Karen Goethals Colaneri.

Galland was always interested in performing and writing but only started to study acting when she was fourteen. She's a Harvard University graduate (1987) who got her degree in Comparative Religion but spent a good portion of her time in the theatre. After college, she set off for Japan where she delved into Buddhism near Kyoto, where, for a short period, she was going to make a start as a Buddhist nun.  That did not happen, instead, Galland returned to the United States, to northern California, where she co-founded a teen theatre company which made its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.  

It was also during this time that Galland received a full fellowship at UC Berkeley to get her Ph.D. (1993) in Drama. Though she did not finish her doctorate she did move on to work in theatre, writing and editing moving between New York City, the Bay Area, and Los Angeles.

Galland now works as a full-time writer and has published her first novel, A Fool's Tale: A Novel of Medieval Wales and is currently writing the second and third novels of this story.

Male Lesbian~2013 (short) - Bar Lady

Film Other
Viacom~2000-2002 (script reader)
HBO (NYC)~1997-2000 (script reader)

Theatre Director
All in the Timing~2017 (The Newton Nomadic Theater, Newton, MA)
Great God Brown~2003 - (Old Barn at Tao House, Walnut Grove, CA)
Gilgamesh Epic, The~1987 (The Experimental Theatre, Harvard University)

Theatre Dramaturg/Literary Manager
Berkeley Repertory Theatre 2003-2005 (dramaturg/literary manager)
     All's Well that Ends Well~2004 (Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA)
     Master Class~2004 (Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA)
     Yellowman~2002 (Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA)
California Shakespeare Festival~2004 (dramaturg)

Theatre Writing
Shakespeare For The Masses~2008 (script adaptations at Vineyard Playhouse):
     All's Well That Ends Well
     Julius Caesar
     Measure for Measure
     Two Gentlemen of Verona
     King Lear
     Antony & Cleopatra
     The Merchant of Venice
     Troilus & Cressida
     Twelfth Night
     Triple Crown (Richard II and both parts of Henry IV)
     The Tempest
     Timon of Athens
     The Winter's Tale
The Winter Population~ (screenplay)

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O~2017 (Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland)
The Mongoliad (The Mongoliad Cycle)~2012 (co-author)
I, Iago: A Novel~2012
Crossed: A Tale of the Fourth Crusade~2007
Revenge of the Rose~2006
A Fool's Tale: A Novel of Medieval Wales~2005

MV Ps and Qs~ (etiquette column)
This Old House Magazine~1999 (copy editor)
Stage Directions Magazine~1998-9 (managing editor)

Video Games
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - the Hidden Empire~1995 - Ina Rece

Awards, Honors, and Nominations
Barnes and Noble's Discover Great New Writers program:
Rec'd Finalist for The Fool's Tale
Film Office Screenwriting Competition Grand Prize (Massachusetts):
Rec'd 1998 for her screenplay The Winter Population

Social Media
Official site:

Artistic Staff - Circle Repertory Theater, New York City, NY

Artistic Staff - Eureka Theatre, San Francisco, CA

Literary Manager of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, CA.

Was once a fledgling Buddhist nun near Kyoto, Japan.

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