Nic Chalmers is a writer, dramaturg, performer and visual artist based in London.
Following a period of R&D funded by the Royal Opera House, Nic was commissioned by Nordland Teater, Norway, to write a libretto on the subject of sex trafficking for composer Emma-Ruth Richards. In February 2017, they showcased this work at the ICA as part of Mahogany Opera Group’s Various Stages Festival 2017. On the same subject, she wrote the text for a vocal score by Emma-Ruth Richards for NOTES TO THE NEW GOVERNMENT, part of Southbank Centre’s 2015 Changing Britain festival.
Between 2013 and 2015, Nic was one half of performance duo Dickson & Chalmers. Pieces included DIRECTIONS FOR TAKING CONTROL and HOW TO MAKE TWO OUTFITS OUT OF ONE, with residencies at BAC and Q-O2, Brussels, and funding from PRS for Music Foundation. In 2011, she wrote, directed and performed in ALL ERASABLE, a SPILL National Platform commission, and between 2009 and 2010, she wrote and performed BETWEEN MY FACE AND THE WALL at Camden People’s Theatre and Tristan Bates Theatre festivals. From 2004 to 2006, Nic was an associate artist of InForm Theatre (now Rough Fiction), co-devising and performing in three of their shows, one of which was nominated for a Fringe First at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and went on to open NSDF in 2006.
Nic is also a visiting practitioner on the MA Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, and a visual artist. She is currently developing a theatre piece.
Education includes an MA in Performance Design and Practice (distinction) from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, and a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies (first) from Royal Holloway University of London.