Nicki Bloom

Tender (2009)

Nicki Bloom is a poet, playwright and novelist. Her first play Tender was produced by nowyesnow in 2007 as part of the Belvoir Street B-Sharp season in Sydney. This production then toured to Hothouse Theatre (Albury/Wodonga) and Griffin Theatre (Sydney) in late 2008. Tender is published by Currency Press. Her adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts was produced by the State Theatre Company of South Australia in October 2008, and is published by Phoenix Press. Nicki's awards include the 2006 Adrian Consett Stephen Memorial Prize (Tender), the 2007 Inscription Chairman's Award for Best Play (Tender), the 2009 Inscription Playwriting Award (Bloodwood) and the 2006 Henry Lawson Prize for Prose, for Something Greater Than All of This, a fragment of her debut novel An Archipelago. Tender has also been shortlisted for several awards, including the 2008 NSW Premier's Play Award, the 2007 Philip Parsons Playwriting Award, and the 2006 Max Afford Playwriting Award. Nicki was a panelist at the 2007 Emerging Writers' Festival (Melbourne), a 2008 resident writer at Griffin Theatre Company (Sydney), and the recipient of a Goethe-Institut scholarship to 'Theatertreffen' (Berlin) in May 2009. Nicki is currently under commission from several leading Australian theatre companies including Company B Belvoir, Griffin Theatre Company, and Brink Productions. She is co-artistic director of performance company nowyesnow.





SPF Diary

August 2, 2009

Keep NY on my Desk
Well I'm back in the depths of an Australian country winter after spending a glorious three and a...

July 22, 2009

Post Opening
After opening of Tender I went out with some of my cast members to celebrate:

July 18, 2009

The End, and Beginning
We’re nearing the end of our rehearsal time for Tender, which is in the one breath terrifying and...

July 10, 2009

Settling In
So. Four days of rehearsals down, jetlag almost disappeared and I’ve begun to believe that perhaps...

July 6, 2009

The Big Apple
So here I am in New York. Very jet-lagged. About to meet my SPF director, cast, crew and creatives...


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