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Nicki Bloom

NICKI BLOOM

  

Nationality:    Australian
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Literary Agent:    Shanahan Management Pty Ltd  represented by UK representation: Kara Fitzpatrick for selected rights

Nicki Bloom's debut play published by Currency Press, Tender, received the 2006 adrian Consett Stephen Memorial Prize, the 2007 Inscription Chairman's award for Best Play and was short-listed for the 2008 New South Wales Premier's Play award, the 2007 Philip Parsons Playwriting award and the 2006 Max afford Playwriting award. Nicki also won the 2008 Patrick White Playwrights' award and the 2009 Inscription Playwriting award for Bloodwood. She is a recipient of the Henry Lawson Prize for Prose and two Goethe-lnstitut scholarships to Germany, including attendance at Berlin's 'Theatertreffen' as part of an international forum of Theatre-makers in May 2009. Nicki is co-artistic director of performance company nowyesnow, and was previously a resident writer at Griffin Theatre Company in Sydney. Her play Land and Sea will premiere with Brink Productions in Adelaide in 2012. She is currently developing two new projects for nowyesnow entitled Findelkinder and a Cathedral.

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below is a list of Nicki Bloom's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Bloodwood         Ghosts         Gorge '09         Summer         Sun And Other Stars, The         Tender         Vale



Bloodwood

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1st Produced:
Rehearsed Reading Stables Theatre, Darlinghurst, Nsw     26 Aug 2008

Organisations:
Griffin Searchlight

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Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/77425

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Ghosts

Synopsis:
Mrs Alving is preparing for the opening of an orphanage in memory of her late husband. Her son's return to the family home brings with it echoes of the past she is desperate to forget. Slowly, mercilessly, inexorably, Ibsen strips bare the secrets and lies of an isolated country town as the play Dramatises one woman?s battle with the conservative conventions of bourgeois society, where an individual's right to free thought is seen as anarchic and dangerous.

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Original Playwright - Henrik Ibsen. Ghosts was first published in 1881 but looks At issues which Are As relevant now As when Ibsen wrote the play. the play has been made even more relevant to A modern Audience by this Adaptation of Ghosts by Australian playwright Nicki Bloom. Ghosts was controversial when it was first performed And published  one critic described it As open sewer. Its power comes from raising issues which do exist but which people do not want to deal with : they become ghosts.

1st Produced:
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Sa. Australia     03 Oct 2008

Organisations:
State Theatre Company of South Australia

1st Published:
Phoenix educational Press (2008)   -

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adaptation

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Gorge '09

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Gorge is a bold, interactive mini fest of performance and spoken word. Brink commissioned three writers, Nicki Bloom, Matthew Cormack and Alirio Zavarce, to pen three ten minute plays to be interpreted and presented by 2 selected artists/companies during the season. With only 40 hours to rehearse and no contact permitted between companies and writers ? Gorge produces thrilling, contrasting and diverse interpretations of the new plays

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1st Produced:
The Space, Adelaide, Sa     19 Nov 2009

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Genre:
ten min play

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/89804

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Summer

Summer
Over three years, Australia's new writing theatre, Griffin theatre Company, presented fourteen unique short plays across its mainstage season. Seen for one night only, the fates, Seasons and the Seven Needs were three play cycles provoked by the classical mythology of man's inescapable destiny, the seasonal patterns and Maslow's Pyramid of Human Needs. Now , this eclectic and fascinating collection of ten minute plays by some of the country's most established and emerging playwrights becomes Short Circuit.

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Griffin Theatre Company

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Genre:
Ten Min

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  1 boy

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/78583

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Sun And Other Stars, The

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Play/Drama

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Tender

Tender
Nicki Bloom's astonishing first play is a haunting examination of love, loss and grief. Sarah can't remember what happened in the gardens. Her memory is fractured, her husband Michael seems barely present and her parents-in-law, Yvonne and Patrick, are losing patience. What is it that she has lost and can she get it back? as we jump between events before and after that fateful night in the gardens it becomes clear that the scars that Sarah carries run deep.

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Tender is the winner of the 2006 Adrian Stephen Consett Memorial Prize And the 2007 Inscription Chairman's Award for Best Play

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nowyesnow in association with B Sharp

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Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/71050

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Vale

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1st Produced:
Nida theatres, Sydney, Australia     16 Jun 2015

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