Nick Waxman

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Nicholas Waxman

Writer - Performer - Dramaturg 

Nick has been with A SUNBURNT HISTORY since its conception in 2011 and he is thrilled with what the company has become.

He trained at the University of Ballarat's Arts Academy and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre). He also complete two intensive courses at Peter Crofts Humourversity in 2002 & 2003.

Nick was the Creative Director of WAX ACTS THEATRE COMPANY from 2006-2011 where he wrote, produced and directed a number of independent works including; The Worm, The Innkeeper, The Outsider, 1+1=5, The ABC of You, Me, Us and Them, To Quote Dan Aykroyd 'Women are Unfunny' End Quote - A female comedy, Among the Gumtrees, and Simon & Susy, among others.

Nick has worked on projects with Melbourne Theatre Company, Victorian College of the Arts, National Institute of Dramatic Arts, Regional Arts Victoria, Drama Victoria, Deakin University, Melbourne University, Victoria University and Australian Classical Theatre.

Nick was also the writer, director and lead performer at WITCHES IN BRITCHES theatre restaurant from 2008-2010 and he performed at HUNCHBAX theatre restaurant from 2005-2007. 

He is an experienced drama teacher. He was awarded GRADUATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR in 2011 from HUME CITY COUNCIL and he has been nominated three times for ASG's EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING. Nick is currently the COORDINATOR OF PERFORMING AND CREATIVE ARTS at ELTHAM College, where he enjoys working with some of Melbourne's most talented arts students.

This delightful combination of comedy and education, linked to his not-so-private passion for history makes Nick and A Sunburnt History a perfect match.

Recent Theatre Experience 

2017

The Story Detective

Nick Waxman appears as a guest on televison program The Story Detective

 

2016

WINNER - Best Director (Comedy or Musical) Harvey - Victorian Drama League 

Drama Victoria Committee of Management - VCE Drama Portfolio Manager

Workshop Presenter - Drama Victoria JUMPSTART Conference

Workshop Presenter - Drama Victoria State Conference 

Coordinator of Creative and Visual Arts - ELTHAM College  

Creative Director / Writer - Wild Swans; A Musical Comedy - ELTHAM College

Creative Director / Choreography - Legally Blonde: The Musical - ELTHAM College

Comedian - A Sunburnt History - Northcote Comedy Festival 

Coles Mastercard - Band Member - National Media

VCAA Theatre Studies Assessor 

2015

A Sunburnt History: Savages - Anywhere Festival

A Sunburnt History Savages - Sydney Festival 

Workshop Presenter - Drama Victoria JUMPSTART Conference

Creative Director - Lord of the Flies - ELTHAM College

Creative Director - The Wiz - ELTHAM College

Coordinator of Creative and Performing Arts - ELTHAM College 

A Sunburnt History: Citizenship - Regional Arts Victoria - State Tour