Nick Thorkelson

co-artistic director and member, Board of Directors

Nick Thorkelson is a cartoonist, painter, and musician who acts in and creates music, scenery, multimedia pieces, and publicity materials for FPTC productions. He played A Society Gentleman in FPTC’s The Time of Your Life and Mr. Benson in Trapped Inside a Low-fat Twinkie, and he led the Carny Band in two productions: Carny Knowledge, for which he wrote the short play Lionel Banished, and The Good Person of Setzuan, for which he wrote a new score. He has performed in various rock, blues, soul, and reggae bands, including Boston’s first reggae band, Jamaica Hylton. His comics and cartoons have appeared in The Boston Globe and various nonfiction comics anthologies including Wobblies, The Beats, Yiddishkeit, and Radical Jesus.