University of Arizona

Anike Tourse

Anike Tourse is a multimedia maker with accomplishments both in front of, and behind the scenes. She has written for television series including “One Life to Live,” and “Girlfriends,” and is the writer and director of award-winning short film “America; I Too,” in distribution with New Day Films and also available on Kanopy and award winning narrative feature “America’s Family” available on all major VOD platforms, including Amazon and AppleTV. Anike’s projects in development include the animated short film “Frances the Fish” about the little salmon that could. 

Anike has penned and performed several solo shows touring her productions across the country as well as for the Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival; the largest international theater festival in the world and on a national Nigerian tour sponsored by the 7-UP Bottling Company. She is the playwright of play “No Milk Today” which premiered at the Reedsburg, Wisconsin Fermentation Fest.

Anike has a B.A. from Bates College and an MFA from The Ohio State University focusing on a track for actors who create their own work. In her personal time Anike is an avid baker, cook, gardener and traveler.  

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