Stina Nielsen is a New York based actress who has performed in Film, TV, Broadway, London's West End, and at many American Regional Theaters. She has recorded over 150 audiobooks.

Current & Recent Work

New Audiobook: Nicole Melleby’s Hurricane Season

This debut novel – about taking risks and facing danger, about love and art, and about growing up and coming out – will make its way straight into your heart.

Fig, a sixth grader, wants more than anything to see the world as her father does. The once-renowned pianist, who hasn’t composed a song in years and has unpredictable good and bad days, is something of a mystery to Fig. Though she’s a science and math nerd, she tries taking an art class just to be closer to him, to experience life the way an artist does. But then Fig’s dad shows up at school, disoriented and desperately searching for Fig. Not only has the class not brought Fig closer to understanding him, it has brought social services to their door.

Diving into books about Van Gogh to understand the madness of artists, calling on her best friend for advice, and turning to a new neighbor for support, Fig continues to try everything she can think of to understand her father, to save him from himself, and to find space in her life to discover who she is even as the walls are falling down around her.

Nicole Melleby’s Hurricane Season is a stunning novel about a girl struggling to be a kid as pressing adult concerns weigh on her. It’s also about taking risks and facing danger, about love and art, and about coming of age and coming out. And more than anything else, it is a story of the healing power of love – and the limits of that power. ©2019 Nicole Melleby (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Review from AudioFile: The Lines We Leave Behind

THE LINES WE LEAVE BEHIND

by Eliza Graham | Read by Stina Nielsen

Fiction • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

Maude, a WWII resistance fighter incarcerated in an insane asylum after the war, slowly recovers her memory and recounts a series of horrific events to her psychiatrist and to us, her listeners. Narrator Stina Nielsen is a convincing Maude, whose tightly controlled voice resonates with tension. Nielsen captures Maude’s growing awareness of the events that placed her in the institution. This is a psychological novel, a thriller, a war story, and, in an ironic way, a love story. Resistance fighters are trained not to show emotion, and Nielsen’s Maude is a cool character who endures much. It’s a mesmerizing story delivered in an authentic voice. D.L.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2018]

http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/149273/the-lines-we-leave-behind-by-eliza-graham-read-by-stina-nielsen/

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We love Stina Nielsen and her sweet puppy Phoebe

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New Audiobook: Marc Levy’s The Last of the Stanfields

A mystery, a love story, and a search through a shadowy past. Two strangers unite in this novel of family secrets by international bestselling author Marc Levy, the most read contemporary French author in the world.

When London journalist Eleanor-Rigby Donovan receives an anonymous letter alluding to a crime committed by her deceased mother, her life is turned upside down. It points her to a bar on the Baltimore Harbor, where she finds a stranger who has received the same mysterious letter about his own mother. Together, Eleanor-Rigby and this young man, George-Harrison Collins, embark on a quest through the shadowy past of the Stanfields, a moneyed Maryland family full of unimaginable secrets. These secrets will transport them back decades, across continents, and to a mysterious crime long buried…until now.

.©2017 Marc Levy. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2018 by Daniel Wasserman.

 

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Performance 2/20 @ 7 &9pm:

Haunted Files

Produced by American Slavery Project & The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 7PM & 9PM

The Sheen Center in collaboration with The American Slavery Project presents Haunted Files, an immersive evening of theatre, recreating through audience interaction, performance, and talkback the history of scientific racism and eugenics in America. Eugenics is the Progressive Era movement of white Protestant “experts” that sought to eliminate a range of marginalized peoples and elevate Northern Europeans as the norm. The movement pushed these goals through immigration restriction, sterilization, institutionalization, and controlled breeding. It’s legacies continue to have a lasting impact on our country today, even with its dark ties to the atrocities of the Nazi regime.

This evening will draw on the “human trait” files of America’s Eugenics Records Office, specifically the eugenics lecture notes, handed-down pedigree charts, and endless “human trait” files, along with the actual notes of a white eugenics field researcher and an African-Chinese American patient who was deemed automatically “unfit,”institutionalized, and eventually sterilized.

The Eugenics Records Office was the Long Island epicenter of the American eugenics movement. In spring 2015, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU creatively reimagined the Eugenics Records Office in the exhibit “Haunted Files: The Eugenics Record Office.” American Slavery Project (ASP) was invited to examine the records and created a piece as part of the exhibit programing. ASP writers have imagined the lives of the field worker and the patient and woven the stories of these two women together in a duologue, shedding light on the history of scientific racism in America.

Featuring a post show panel with Adam Cohen, author of Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck; Noa Fuller and Jack Tchen, co-curators of the original “Haunted Files” exhibition; and Judy Tate, co-founder of The American Slavery Project.

The A/P/A Institute’s “Haunted Files” online can be found here.

The theatrical event will be in the Loreto Theater at 7PM & 9PM.

The Haunted Files Exhibition will be in Studio A&B from 9AM-5PM.

Tickets: $25

*Student rush tickets will be available an hour before any performance for $20 with a valid current student ID

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New Audiobook: We Hope For Better Things by Erin Bartels

We Hope for Better Things has it all: fabulous storytelling, an emotional impact that lingers long after you turn the last page, and a setting that immerses you. I haven’t read such a powerful, moving story since I read To Kill a Mockingbird in high school. This book will change how you look at the world we live in. Highly recommended!” (Colleen Coble, USA Today best-selling author of the Rock Harbor series and The View from Rainshadow Bay)”We Hope for Better Things has it all: fabulous storytelling, an emotional impact that lingers long after you turn the last page, and a setting that immerses you. I haven’t read such a powerful, moving story since I read To Kill a Mockingbird in high school. This book will change how you look at the world we live in. Highly recommended!” (Colleen Coble, USA Today best-selling author of the Rock Harbor series and The View from Rainshadow Bay)

 

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Review from AudioFile: Rescue Me Book 2, Sit, Stay, Love

Sit, Stay, Love

Rescue Me, Book 2

by Debbie Burns | Read by Stina Nielsen

Romantic Fiction • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

Narrator Stina Nielsen’s light tone and easy pacing provide the perfect atmosphere for this story of rescue, rehabilitation, and romance. A dog-fighting ring is broken up, and the High Grove Animal Shelter takes on 30 physically and emotionally wounded animals to try to rehabilitate them for future adoptions. Animal handler Kurt, a veteran who suffers from PTSD, reluctantly takes on the job of rehabbing the animals with shelter worker Kelsey. Nielsen distinguishes characters subtly, changing tone and inflection just enough to make it apparent who’s speaking during dialogue. She perfectly conveys Kurt’s reluctance to feel anything, contrasting it with Kelsey’s openheartedness and warmth. L.C.L. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2018]

http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/144329/sit-stay-love-by-debbie-burns-read-by-stina-nielsen/

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Racing Manhattan by Terrence Blacker

“Alone in the world, Jay Barton is a teenage misfit with nothing much going for her besdies and exraordinary talent for understanding racehorses and riding them like a pro.  When, in a desperate attmept to escape her shifty, opportunistic uncle, she leaves home to work in a racing stable, Jay forms a bond with a beautiful gray mare named Manhattan – brilliant, misunderstood, dangerous, and heading for racing’s scrap heap. Recognizing a fellow misfit, Jay fights to give Manhattan on last opportunity to show that she’s the champion she was born to be. Together they face a world of prejudice and cruelty, fighting back the only way they know how – by becoming the best.”
©2016 Terence Blacker, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Review from AudioFile: All’s Faire in Middle School

 

ALL’S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

by Victoria Jamieson | Read by Laura Knight Keating, Susan Bennett, Angelo Di Loreto, Chris Gebauer, Christopher Carley, Jennifer O’Donnell, Soneela Nankani, Madeleine Maby, Eevin Hartsough, Stina Nielsen

Children  Ages 10+ • 2.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

 

An ensemble of narrators brings the bustle of a Renaissance fair, the vagaries of middle school, and the tribulations of a homeschooling family vividly to life. For 11-year-old Imogene Vega, the start of sixth grade and the opening of the Renaissance fair where her family works converge. Imogene is anxious about heading into a public school setting and eager to learn about the role of an English squire. The narrating team keeps listeners on their toes. Switching between the fair and school takes concentration on the part of the listener. Memorable aspects of this production include Imogene’s reticence as well as her warmth for her parents; the cattiness of her classmates; and the humor inherent in contrasting Renaissance diction with contemporary language. A.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2018]

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A new project from Metabook, check it out

As Metabook continues to expand its distribution platforms and footprint in film, audio, and digital entertainment, we are thrilled to announce that Metabook has inked a deal with Audible o distribute audio content of its titles, beginning with Imagining Diana, the new novel by New York Times bestselling author Diane Clehane, starring Stina Nielsen,
now available exclusively through Audible:  
Here’s an article about it form the New York Times:
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/19/style/princess-diana-death.html
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‘The Lemonade Crime’ Review

"By matching the style of the prose with narration that is fluid and spare, Stina Nielsen allows the heart of the story to shine. With her subtle vocal differentiation, Evan and Jessie feel like real characters rather than characterizations. There isn't a false step in the story, as written or narrated."

-AudioFile magazine review of 'The Lemonade Crime' by Jaqueline Davies

‘Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging’ Review

"Stina Nielsen is a perfect choice for this narration. She gets 14-year-old Georgia just right, capturing her wry humor and moving easily between the panic, misery, and exultation that make up a teenager's day. Nielsen does a stellar narration using a bubbly cadence that has you laughing and cringing throughout."

-AudioFile magazine review of 'Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging' by Louise Rennison