Nicholas Biel was born in New York City in 1912, son of Joe Jacobson, a successful young shirt manufacturer and his wife, Antoinette Biel Jacobson, a stylish young woman interested in the arts and popular theatre. He died in 2001.
The playwright vividly recalls seeing Fred Stone in JACKOLANTERNS with her at the age of five. He loved vaudeville and puppet shows, constructing his own little cardboard theaters, performing for his family. He wrote plays at summer camp and as a teenager presented puppet shows of well-known operas.
He graduated from Horace Mann school and attended Dartmouth College, studying playwriting with Professor E.B.Watson. Enchanted by the farm country around the college, and inspired by the poems of Robert Frost, he dreamed about settling in Vermont and combining playwriting with farming. –NBiel.com
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