Brooklyn, NY – Kasia’s first play, REDBEARD & DOMICELLA, directed by Michael Rau, was presented in the Too Soon Festival at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in June 2010. Her one-act, TWO MEN BE IN THE PARK, was presented in a series of plays that imagined Central Park in different decades. The May 2010 production was directed by Darragh Martin (The Invisible Company). Her work has been regularly performed at Hearth Gods, a reading series at Jimmy’s No. 43 in the East Village. Since November 2007, she has been writing the creative prose blog, THE MAYOR’SHOTEL,(www.TheMayorsHotel.com). Kasia Nikhamina was a resident at Millay Colony for the Arts in September 2012, working on her second play, NIXON OUT OF OFFICE. She is currently seeking development/production opportunities for NIXON, while writing her third play, THE PÍCARO DIARIES, and essays about her travels to India, Alaska, and Russia.
Kasia received the Philolexian Prize for her novella, QUIXOTA, from Columbia University, where she earned her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Society in 2007. As a senior at Columbia, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Columbia Review and as the Managing Editor of The Birch, the undergraduate journal of Eastern European and Eurasian culture. Prior to that, she served on the editorial board of both magazines. She spent junior year at the Russian State Humanities University in Moscow. She has published poems and stories in Rattapallax, The Brooklyn Review, The Columbia Review, The Birch, and Poetry in Performance. She attended Stuyvesant High School, where she directed Open Mics, co-edited Caliper, and contributed to various student publications. She was born in Kalisz, Poland, in 1985. Her family immigrated to the United States in 1990.