Nick is an equity award nominated theatre and film maker living between Perth and Melbourne.

Nick is an equity award nominated theatre and film maker living between Perth and Melbourne.

He produced and starred in Amberly Cull’s acclaimed Puppet musical, The Three Deaths of Ebony Black (Ed Fringe 2019). Nick toured Australia and New Zealand as The Hands of Bruce for The Last Great Hunt, and sang for House Gospel Choir at the 2016 Perth Arts Festival. Nick is currently developing a new puppet show with Amberly, for Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (The One Who Planted Trees, 2021). He has been a member of The Big Hoo-Haa! Since 2010

What activities will the Creators Fund support you to undertake?

With writer Dan Giovannoni, composer Gillian Cosgriff, and puppeteer Amberly Cull, I plan to develop a new puppet musical: an absurd, dark, and outlandish new work for adults, about cannibal rats on a sinking ship. It’s going to be ridiculous and incredible, destined for both International Arts Festivals and bawdy Fringe tents. Also it’s about climate change.

Can you talk us through what your work routine will look like with the help of a creator's fund grant?

We plan to spend about 3 weeks working collaboratively, sharing a space, inspiring each other, workshopping ideas. We will write, sing, make, and play with things, and film the process. It will be such a treat having the freedom to explore, and to be supported throughout the process.

Where would you like to see yourself and your career at the end of this process?

I would love to carve out a name as a creator of puppet musicals. Amberly and I are puppet theatre makers, developing works for families and adults, and by teaming up with Gillian and Dan we hope to develop some delicious collaborative relationships. At the end of this process, we aim to have to a draft script (or most of), some songs, and some mock up puppets. After that, we can put all the pieces together and send it to market.