Nikole Rene Souza is a world traveler and global humanitarian which speaks to the very essence of what V-Day is all about. We are so lucky to have this extraordinary young woman join us on stage before embarking on yet another exciting adventure abroad!
Q – How long have you been involved in theater?
“I have been doing theater since I was 7 years old!”
Q – What are some of your favorite recent productions?
“Some of my more recent favorites haven’t been for full productions, actually. While studying abroad on “Semester at Sea”, I performed the song “Come to Kofifi” from the Mandela Trilogy, written by one of our professors on the ship. After the performance he informed the two of us that we were only the second people to ever perform the song live. I thought that was pretty neat.”
Q – Have you performed in the Vagina Monologues before?
“I have! I was apart of The Sextet at The Academy of Art University”
Q – What made you want to be involved in V-Day this year?
“It’s such a powerful production, I love to be involved any year that I can!”
Q – Who is the most influential woman in your life?
“I met a woman in Ghana who was leaving the next day for Niger, her home country where she hadn’t been in 25 years. She told us she would be walking. When we asked her if she was sad or worried about her journey, she said “What’s there to be sad about? I am alive and that is all that matters” I never learned her name, but that one sentence influenced me and continues to make an impression.”
Q – What or who inspires you?
“Travel and the people I meet in my travels inspires me! There’s nothing better than meeting someone on the road and having a good chat with them. Travelers will never bore you with small talk!”