Lydia Nicholson is a Hobart-based theatre-maker and writer. She trained as a performer at Flinders Drama Centre, has worked extensively as a playwright, deviser and performer with a range of companies in SA and NSW, is an associate artist with award-winning Adelaide based theatre company isthisyours?, and has undertaken further training at RADA, AFTRS, Griffin Theatre Company and ATYP where she was mentored by playwright Hilary Bell. In 2014 Lydia toured her award-winning solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe where she performed at Assembly Hall. Building upon her background in museum public programming – having developed performances and programs for the Powerhouse Museum, the British Museum and the Australian Museum – Lydia moved to Hobart in 2014 to begin a PhD in ‘performing history.’
Lydia’s appearance the the Emerging Writers’ Festival is supported by the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre.