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Nicki Bloom Nicki Bloom i(A105198 works by)
Born: Established: 1984 ;
Gender: Female
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Nicki Bloom has written poetry, prose and drama. She was a recipient of the Victorian Government's Express Media playwriting mentorship with Lally Katz. Bloom frequently collaborates on productions with husband Geordie Brookman, artistic director of the State Theatre Company of South Australia from 2012 to 2019. she has also served as playwright-in-residence at New York's Summer Play Festival.

In November 2017, Brookman announced that he would be leaving the State Theatre Company, and both he and Bloom would be moving, at least temporarily, to Berlin.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Emil and the Detectives 2017 single work drama children's

An adaptation of the German novella about a group of clever children outwitting a thief.

2018 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Presentation for Children
2018 nominated AWGIE Awards Stage Award Theatre for Young Audiences
Little Bird 2014 single work musical theatre

'Do you think a boy bird can sing a girl bird’s song?

'A dark fairytale for grown-ups, a song cycle, a thrilling piece of solo performance, Little Bird is a gripping story of how people can transform many times over the course of a lifetime.

'Commissioned by State Theatre Company and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Little Bird looks at the journey of young boy, Wren, from his parents’ isolated cottage all the way to the lights of the big city. Along the way a series of startling transformations occur, blurring the lines of identity, gender and reality as Wren searches for self, for love and for a place to belong.

'Little Bird has been created especially for Australian stage legend Paul Capsis by multi-award winning playwright Nicki Bloom (Tender, Land and Sea) and features songs by Cameron Goodall (The Audreys) and Quentin Grant (When The Rain Stops Falling) who collaborated on the Adelaide Cabaret Festival hit, You Me and the Bloody Sea. The production will be set in the fading Edwardian grandeur of Her Majesty’s Theatre and promises to be a rich and powerful theatrical experience. It's sure to be one of the highlights of the 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival program.

'Drawing upon fable, mythology and song to create a compelling dramatic and musical journey, Little Bird will leave you transported, uplifted and with tears in your eyes.' (Production summary)

2015 winner AWGIE Awards Music Theatre
Bloodwood 2009 single work drama
2008 winner Patrick White Playwrights' Award
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