For the first time in my life I have this special and meaningful space to retreat to whenever I need a moment. Each time I enter this space I get a wave of calm and joy; I even love the scent. There is an energy in this room that lingers, positive and filled with peace. Whenever I leave I am filled with gratitude.
This has been a week filled with challenges, discoveries and an abundance of joy. I have been challenged with my perceptions and views of the world. I have discovered it’s time to see the world with new eyes, to change what holds me down. I have had the opportunity to spend time with a dear friend. I have become aware of time and memories I have lost. I am determined to hunt for the buried treasures of my own mind.
It’s fascinating and exhilarating to see how starting one dig is uncovering how large this excavation truly is.
Nichole Donje is an interdisciplinary artist, activist, and leader.
A philosopher and self-exploration addict, Nichole is currently working on two books of art and poetry FINDING TRUE NORTH and LIFE POEMS. She is a visual artist and photographer. Nichole founded and ran the highly regarded New York City based independent theatre company TAPT from 2006-2016. Serving as TAPT’s Artistic Director, Nichole worked diligently to support new and forgotten works that help shape the way we view the world around us.
A recognized leader, Nichole served three terms as Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Players. Currently, she chairs both the Communications and Theatre Committees which she established. The Players celebrates the rich cultural life of New York City with exclusive member-only events that include live performances, readings by leading authors and playwrights, film screenings, and dining in its famous Grill Room. More information about The Players may be found at theplayersnyc.org. A key influencer of the Players current revitalization she has become an advocate for the art and livelihood of a social club. The Players not only honors yesterday’s and today’s luminaries of the performing arts but also reminds us of the necessity of building face to face relationships.
Nichole is a member of SAG-AFTRA, LPTW/League of Professional Theatre Women, LeanInNYC, and The Players.
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