Nicki Bloom is a multiple award-winning writer working across stage, screen and prose.
Her plays include TENDER, LAND & SEA, BLOODWOOD, THE SUN AND THE OTHER STARS, A CATHEDRAL, LITTLE BIRD and VALE. Her adaptations for the stage include Henrik Ibsen’s GHOSTS, Oscar Wilde’s THE YOUNG KING and Erich Kästner’s EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES. She is currently under commission to adapt an iconic series of Australian novels for the stage.
Her work has been produced by companies all over Australia and the world including Belvoir, Griffin, Hothouse, Summer Play Festival/Public Theatre NYC (TENDER); State Theatre Company of South Australia (GHOSTS, LITTLE BIRD, VALE); NIDA (VALE); Adelaide Cabaret Festival (LITTLE BIRD); Brink Productions (LAND & SEA) and Slingsby (THE YOUNG KING, EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES).
Her work has toured to theatres and festivals all over Australia, NZ, the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada, China and India. She was a writer-in-residence at the Donmar Warehouse in London, at Griffin Theatre in Sydney and is a double recipient of Goethe-Institut Scholarships, including to the Theatertreffen International Forum in Berlin.
She has won a Helpmann Award for EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES and an AWGIE award for LITTLE BIRD. Her many other awards include the Adrian Consett Stephen Memorial Prize (TENDER); the Inscription Chairman’s Award for Best Play (TENDER); the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award (BLOODWOOD); the Inscription Playwriting Award (BLOODWOOD); the Jill Blewitt Playwrights’ Award (A CATHEDRAL); the Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship (THE SUN AND THE OTHER STARS) and the Henry Lawson Prize for Prose.
For television, Nicki co-wrote the pilot episode of cyber thriller A THIN LINE for Paramount+ Germany, which premiered in February 2023. She is currently writing on a new political thriller series for Disney+ Germany; and is creating and head-writing period drama HANSEN with Zurich Avenue/SPG3 Switzerland, based on the best-selling German language book series THE HANSEN SAGA by Ellin Carsta. She is creating and solely authoring the psychological thriller THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF JACOB WOLF for Amusement Park Films and Federation Entertainment. She received ABC’s Fresh Start development funding to develop a family drama/black comedy series based in Australia. She has several original television series in development in Germany. She is also working on her debut novel, ANCHOR & ALP.