New Muses is comprised of a seasonal company of theatre artists and tenured artistic associates joining together to produce intelligent, thought-provoking, and engaging theatre for a contemporary audience. The title of artistic associate is a tenured position offered to artists New Muses feels best exemplify the mission of the company and wishes to champion and promote in their exploration of the theatrical arts.
Lauren Nance - Artistic Associate
Lauren is an actor, singer, and dancer whose credits include Titanic, Nine, Sweeney Todd, All Shook Up, H.M.S. Pinafore, RENT, Company, The Spitfire Grill, Our Country's Good, Proof, A Dream Play, Cabaret, Twelfth Night, Into the Woods, and Oklahoma. Lauren is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University's BFA Acting and Directing program.
Niclas R. Olson - Managing Artistic Director
Actor, playwright, director and founder of New Muses Theatre Company, Olson's work has been seen throughout the Puget Sound. Directing accomplishments include David Mamet's Oleanna, William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Wallace Shawn's The Fever, Laura Cunningham's Flop Cop, his own Last Waltz on a Midnight Violin, Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, The Emperor's New Clothes, and Anthem: A Musical Theatre Cabaret. Performance credits include roles in The Farnsworth Invention (NW Premiere), The Firebugs, Sweeney Todd, Hamlet, Children of Eden, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Who's Tommy, Blithe Spirit, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Peter Pan: The Musical (NW Premiere), To Be Frank (world premiere), South Pacific, Gypsy, Grease, Last Waltz on a Midnight Violin (world premiere), The First Warning, Seeking: A New Musical (world premiere), Oliver!, Dirty Laundry (world premiere), A Dream Play, Actor!, Red Noise (world premiere), Trifles, and Boise, ID. Olson is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University's BFA Acting and Directing program. www.NiclasOlson.com
Seasonal Company Members to be Announced Soon