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Nick Bruckman

Writer

Nick trained as an actor at Drama Centre London, was an assistant director at the Royal Court Theatre, De Utrechtse Spelen, Actors Touring Company and at Staatstheater Stuttgart and was a member of the Royal Court Writers Group in 2014. Directing credits include his own translation of Miss Julie at the Arcola Theatre and a new play for young people by Vivienne Franzmann which was performed over 300 times. His first original play Pufferfish was selected as one of the best productions of 2017/2018 by the National Dutch Theatre Festival, and the Dutch Literary Fund and Performing Art Fund awarded him a bursary to complete a new play in 2018.

Credits

THEATRE
Production (role):
UNTITLED
Company:
Dutch Literary Fund & Dutch Performing Arts Fund
Project details:
Awarded 'Werkbijdrage Theatertekst' bursary to write a new play in 2018
Production (role):
SOMETHING GOT A HOLD OF ME
Company:
THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST
Project details:
Commissioned to write a new play under TMA contract. Interviews with survivors of Jonestown mass suicide across the US. A play about belief.
Production (role):
KOGELVIS
Company:
Theater Bellevue & Toneelgroep Oostpool
Project details:
New play about Jeffrey Dahmer. Research period in Milwaukee including interviews with detectives on the case, relatives and prison workers. A play about love.

Theaterkrant 5***** From the main theatre publication in the Netherlands https://www.theaterkrant.nl/recensie/kogelvis-2/toneelgroep-oostpool-introdans-het-gelders-orkest-musis-en-stadstheater-arnhem/

'Horrifying, heartbreaking and astonishingly beautiful'
'Nick Bruckman's text is astounding'

De Groene Amsterdammer (Holland’s oldest literary magazine)

'Everything seems to be in balance. And at the same time terrifyingly unhinged. That is what makes Kogelvis such a remarkable, yet deadly calm experience.'
‘Horrific. And beautiful.’
Production (role):
SCARS
Company:
De Utrechtse Spelen
Project details:
Directed new play by Vivienne Franzmann in classrooms. Ran for over 300 shows.
Production (role):
MISS JULIE
Company:
Arcola Theatre
Project details:
Adapted new version of Strindberg's Miss Julie. Based on original Swedish and a literal translation.
Production (role):
FRIDAY
Company:
Theatre Royal Plymouth / The Drum
Project details:
Translated new version of Hugo Claus' Friday. Rehearsed reading.
TRAINING / EDUCATION
Production (role):
THE LABS PROJECT
Company:
Royal Court / The Place
Project details:
Took part in choreographer and writer lab, organised by Jen Makarkey, Lee Mattinson and Paul Burns.
Production (role):
MA IN CREATIVE WRITING
Company:
University of Oxford
Project details:
Selected by English Literature department for full Oxford Graduate scholarship
Production (role):
BA ACTING
Company:
Drama Centre / Central St Martin's

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): UNTITLED
    Company: Dutch Literary Fund & Dutch Performing Arts Fund
    Project details: Awarded 'Werkbijdrage Theatertekst' bursary to write a new play in 2018
  • Production (role): SOMETHING GOT A HOLD OF ME
    Company: THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST
    Project details: Commissioned to write a new play under TMA contract. Interviews with survivors of Jonestown mass suicide across the US. A play about belief.
  • Production (role): KOGELVIS
    Company: Theater Bellevue & Toneelgroep Oostpool
    Project details: New play about Jeffrey Dahmer. Research period in Milwaukee including interviews with detectives on the case, relatives and prison workers. A play about love.

    Theaterkrant 5***** From the main theatre publication in the Netherlands https://www.theaterkrant.nl/recensie/kogelvis-2/toneelgroep-oostpool-introdans-het-gelders-orkest-musis-en-stadstheater-arnhem/

    'Horrifying, heartbreaking and astonishingly beautiful'
    'Nick Bruckman's text is astounding'

    De Groene Amsterdammer (Holland’s oldest literary magazine)

    'Everything seems to be in balance. And at the same time terrifyingly unhinged. That is what makes Kogelvis such a remarkable, yet deadly calm experience.'
    ‘Horrific. And beautiful.’
  • Production (role): SCARS
    Company: De Utrechtse Spelen
    Project details: Directed new play by Vivienne Franzmann in classrooms. Ran for over 300 shows.
  • Production (role): MISS JULIE
    Company: Arcola Theatre
    Project details: Adapted new version of Strindberg's Miss Julie. Based on original Swedish and a literal translation.
  • Production (role): FRIDAY
    Company: Theatre Royal Plymouth / The Drum
    Project details: Translated new version of Hugo Claus' Friday. Rehearsed reading.
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE LABS PROJECT
    Company: Royal Court / The Place
    Project details: Took part in choreographer and writer lab, organised by Jen Makarkey, Lee Mattinson and Paul Burns.
  • Production (role): MA IN CREATIVE WRITING
    Company: University of Oxford
    Project details: Selected by English Literature department for full Oxford Graduate scholarship
  • Production (role): BA ACTING
    Company: Drama Centre / Central St Martin's
    Project details:
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