Nikki Kalkman will join Red Bridge as Assistant Director from November 17 – April 18. During her placement Nikki will work alongside Andy Manley, remounting Black Beauty for a run at Lakeside Arts Centre and with Andy Cannon on his new show Space Ape.
Nikki is an independent Theatre Maker, Director and Producer with a background in physical theatre, puppetry and visual theatre. Since graduating from a Bachelor in Creative Industries (Drama) in Brisbane, Australia, Nikki has worked extensively in both Australian and UK theatre.
Nikki was a recent recipient of the Leverhulme Arts Scholar and JMK Regional Assistant Director Bursary, working with Traverse Theatre’s Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin on Stef Smith’s Girl in the Machine. Other assistant director credits include Bard in Botanics’ Queen Lear directed by Jennifer Dick. Independently, Nikki has directed and produced several productions including Choral Jam’s The Body In Shadow (Manipulate 2017), Mrs. Jordan (Festival Mondial Des Theatres De Marionnettes 2015/Hidden Door 2016) and Lesley Wilson’s A Woman, A Crow, A Giant and A Field (Tron 100 Festival 2016).