Reviews and Testimonials

This lady’s range knocked my socks off! I haven’t seen a show like this since Carrie Fisher and Whoopi Goldberg. I can’t wait to see Nia again and again and again
— Quincy Jones
Orms fully embodies these people…proves she has sharp skills as an actor and writer.
— Backstage West
If she were in a police line-up with each character next to the others, you would never guess that they were all the same person... See Nia Orms now!
— Jason Wittman, L.A. Times Calendar Live
I never thought I could laugh my way through some of the bs in my life until I learned how to Improvatude. Paula is my favorite character. Thank you Nia for teaching me I can be a new character everyday and that I’m never alone.
— Maria Hernandez
Joy, Love, & Peace are things that I strive to be continually filled with & I’ve been blessed richly through the Improvatude touch of Nia that has helped me to make it through some horrendously intense painful days & nights. You will not be disappointed to get a little Improvatude spirit in your life because it will also help you to seek what is good even in the midst of extremely difficult circumstances or situations.
— Brian Pedro Keyes
Nia, You inspired me to take my art to another level. I packed my stuff and moved to NY two years ago. It was a good move. Thank you again, because there aren’t many women who have impacted me.
— Ajani Sekou
...absurdly comical and heart wrenching... the entire audience makes its exit laughing.
— ReviewPlays

PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS

 

HerShe prepares girls in foster care to successfully transition from adolescence to adult independence through the performing arts, mentorship, college & career readiness, leadership development and exposure to extraordinary experiences.

 
 
 

Covenant House is dedicated to serving all God's children with absolute respect and unconditional love ... to help suffering homeless kids ... and to protect and safeguard all children in need.

 
 
 

Friendship Place is a leader in Washington, DC, in developing solutions to homelessness that have demonstrable results and a lasting impact. Our innovative, customized, person-focused programs empower participants to rebuild their lives, find homes, get jobs and reconnect with friends, family and the community, permanently.

Our goal is to end homelessness in Washington, DC, and to lead the way in modeling how this can be done in other parts of the country.

 
 
 

Alcoholism Center for Women

The mission of the Alcoholism Center for Women is to provide a safe and supportive sober environment in which women and youth can repair, restore and reclaim their lives, protect children and strengthen families and communities by making new choices for positive futures.

 
 
 

Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies.

Women for Women International envisions a world where no one is abused, poor, illiterate or marginalized; where members of communities have full and equal participation in the processes that ensure their health, well-being and economic independence; and where everyone has the freedom to define the scope of their life, their future and strive to achieve their full potential.

Our Core Values and Beliefs

Equality: All people are free and equal in dignity and rights: civil, political, social, economic and cultural.

Empowerment: The women who we assist are the leaders in their own lives. Tools are provided for each woman to rebuild her life.

 
 
 

RESOLUTIONS Therapeutic Services

As an intensive outpatient program (IOP) in Santa Monica for the treatment of addiction, trauma, and dual diagnosis. RESOLUTIONS has gradually become the premier outpatient program in the greater Los Angeles area, offering an individualized, holistic, and integrative approach using only evidence-based treatment modalities.

 
 
 

Fight for Children combines mentoring, networking, and professional development to give children in early learning programs through Kindergarten the best chance for success.

 
 
 

The Kennedy Center is the nation's busiest performing arts center, hosting approximately 3,000 events each year for audiences numbering more than 2 million. Since 1971, we have been bringing the world to Washington with magnificent performances of music, dance, theater, and more.