Nia Orms is a writer, comedic actress, and inspirational speaker. She is from New York City and is of Panamanian descent. Through her shows, seminars, and products Nia has helped people all over the world rediscover their own greatness, create wellness in their lives and laugh along the way.
“I just get people laughing about what they consider struggle in their lives. I’m not here to preach. Our laughter kills fear. When you are fearless you remember that you have what no one else can duplicate, something clicks, and you stop waiting around and you begin your journey to who you are really supposed to be. With all that goes on every day we tend to forget our power, but I believe that real people can rule the world. Look at where you are right now, take what you got, and keep it moving towards what you are truly meant for in this lifetime.”
– Nia Orms
Nia Orms’ critically acclaimed tour-de-force show, Please Take a Number, is not to be missed. Orms received a NAACP award and was on Review Plays’ Top Ten Best Actresses in a Play list, alongside legends like Angela Bassett. Please Take a Number takes place in New York City today. Nia Orms plays seven ethnically diverse characters in a welfare office. As they impatiently wait, the characters share their life stories and find out what it really means to Please Take a Number. Funny, honest and poignant, the show has been thrilling audiences across the country.
“This lady’s range knocked my socks off! I haven’t seen a one woman show like this since Whoopi Goldberg and Carrie Fisher. 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.”
“…absurdly comical and heart wrenching… The entire audience makes its exit laughing.”
“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