Nicki Poer (Mrs. Graham) is thrilled to be part of the fully-staged version of "I Am Grace" after participating in the reading. She most recently served as the executive director of Read and Write Kalamazoo, a nonprofit providing free, literacy programming for youth. She was previously director of education and outreach at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, founding the Academy of Theatre Arts there from 2008-2018. She holds an MFA in acting from the University of Montana and a bachelor’s in theatre with a music minor from Millikin University. Nicki has performed, directed and choreographed locally at the Civic, Farmers Alley Theatre, Loy Norrix High School and the Kindleberger Festival, among others. She is a board member of Queer Theatre Kalamazoo.