Nikki Toombs


Nikki Toombs is a notable American playwright, director, actress, and producer who hails from the “Magic City” of Birmingham, Alabama. She has authored eight plays, has directed 40+ productions, and is a nationally commissioned presenter and curriculum specialist. With over 14 years in public education, Toombs is no stranger to the classroom. From teaching Gifted Language Arts to Stage Craft and Advanced Theatre, and more, she has shaped the minds of her students warranting Teacher of the Year honors in two school districts. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

As an arts educator, Toombs has created original programming such as Act like a Lady and Page to the Stage (Toombstone Productions and True Colors Theatre Company), S.T.A.R. Arts Camps (for East Metro Health) and D.I.M.E. by Design for the (Fred and Mattie Jackson Foundation). She has curated curriculum design work for the National Endowment for the Arts, Educational Theatre Association and the August Wilson House to mention a few. Before serving as Director of Education at the Aurora Theatre, she proudly served as the Director of Education at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, where she was the producer and director of the Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition. Her innovative approach, artistic impact, and undeniable connection with youth in the arts have earned her national recognition and deemed her as one of the most sought-after arts educators in the country.