Upcoming: St Marys Kid (Q Theatre 2020), Photo - Christina Mishell

Daisy Moon Was Born This Way (Q Theatre 2018), Photo: Katy Green Loughrey

Nick Atkins

Nick is a theatre maker. He has worked as a writer, director, producer, is currently the director, new work for Penrith Performing & Visual Arts (Q Theatre) and Chair of Theatre Network NSW. He has worked as Associate Producer and Co-Artistic Director of Crack Theatre Festival. He graduated from UNSW with a BA Media and Communications with 1st Class Honours in practice based research. He was awarded a Creative Development Fellowship from Create NSW 2018/19 and currently serves on Create NSW’s Art form Board for Theatre.

For Q Theatre he has directed DAISY MOON WAS BORN THIS WAY by Emily Sheehan, AWGIE award winning YELLOW YELLOW SOMETIMES BLUE by Noelle Janaczewska and a new work for young people THE UGLIEST DUCKLING, which is currently touring. As a playwright he was awarded ATYP’s Foundation Commission for his play WONDER FLY, which was produced by ATYP in 2017. Nick presented his play BOOM at the National Play Festival 2018 with the support of Playwriting Australia and National Theatre of Parramatta. Other plays include, A BOY & A BEAN (PACT, Q Theatre), awarded Best Performing Arts event at Mardi Gras 2015 and OUT OF THE BARS awarded Gasworks’ Playtime Initiative 2016. He has completed residencies with Urban Theatre Projects, Performance Space, Blacktown Arts Centre, UNSW, Centre D’Art Marnay Sur-Seine (France) and NES Artist Residency (Iceland). He has worked as a teaching artist for Shopfront Youth Arts Co-Op, Casula Powerhouse, PP&VA and Bankstown Arts Centre. He trained with ATYP’s Fresh Ink and PACT’s Ensemble project. Nick previously served on the Board of PACT and as a committee member for the NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby as well as Create NSW’s Western Sydney Roundtable.

In 2020 Nick is continuing to lead the development and delivery of Q Theatre’s new work program which includes co-productions with Regional and Metropolitan partners as well as two major site specific projects embedded in the communities of St Marys and Kingswood.