Director | Actor | Playwright

I’ve performed at many theatres including The Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, City Theatre, Big Idea Theatre, Foothill Theatre Company, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, STC, as well as others throughout Northern California. I’ve been Directing for twenty years, and I’ve also written a number of Holiday Pantomimes and adapted over ten of Shakespeare’s plays.


Background | Experience | Awards

I’ve been teaching Theatre at the University/College level for eighteen years, directing professionally for twenty years, and a theatre professional for twenty-five years. I’ve taught at CSUS, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Sacramento City College, SDSU, and for over ten years at Solano College’s Actor Training Program, and I’m an Associate Producer and Director for the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival.


Oil | Relief | Drawings

Working in the field of Abstract Landscape, I use glazing techniques to explore mood through color. I’ve used the same subject to investigate the intersection of earth, water, and sky. The unpeopled landscape shifts from the recognizable to the unknown, from restful to unsettled, from the observed to the imagined through a changing color palette.

Beautiful Ugly
Beautiful Ugly
Dina takes the world
Dina Takes the World

J. Christine Nicholson

Wearer of many artist hats

“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.” –René Magritte

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