Resume

About
Since 2011, I have toured solo works to festivals such as Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth's Fringe World Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Mainly, these works have been alternative comedy, consisting of character comedy, multimedia, musical comedy, and stand up.  

I began performing stand up comedy, as inspiration from The Mighty Boosh gave me the idea that comedy could fuse a number of my creative interests. Additionally, it is possible to perform stand up comedy with no formal performance training, unlike other forms of performance. Due to the fact I have never studied performance arts, this was an exciting prospect, and within months of my debut five minute comedy slot, I had written a full length debut solo comedy show.  

This first solo show was composed due to the fact I didn't feel anyone would give me the space to perform a full show and feel out what I was hoping to achieve as a performer, so I needed to build my own space. This mindset led me down the path of becoming an independent festival performer, writer, director, manager, and producer. 

After five years creating and touring solo shows in Australia, I moved to the UK to allow myself to hone my works to a unique point that isn't possible within the Australian creative-scape. 

In 2016, I branched out to write, direct, perform and produce her first theatre piece, in addition to a new comedy show. The theatre debut is a solo autobiographical telling of my experiences as a stripper in Australian Gentlemen's Clubs.  

In 2017, I'll be touring my two current shows around the UK, and the rest of Europe, as well as writing, producing, and performing a new work, entitled 'A Robot In Human Skin', which will debut in Edinburgh Fringe 2017. 

All solo works are performed, written, directed, managed, and produced by myself. These include: 
Nicole Henriksen – Technicolour Sarcasm (with Nazis) (2012) 
Nicole Henriksen – Naked Unicorn Vomit (2013) 
Nicole Henriksen – Rainbow Rabbits with Rabies (2014) 
Nicole Henriksen – Honeycomb Badgers on Acid (2015) 
Nicole Henriksen – Techno Glitter Penguins (2016 - Present) 
Nicole Henriksen is Makin' It Rain (2016 - Present) 

In addition to these solo works, I was also a cast member in a comedy musical parody of The Sound of Music, entitled The Sound of Nazis, which toured to Adelaide (previews) and Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2014.

Festival Participation
 Brighton Fringe Festival  2017
 Glasgow Comedy Festival  2017
 Leicester Comedy Festival  2017
 Sydney Comedy Festival  2016
 Perth Comedy Festival  2016
 Edinburgh Fringe Festival  2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
 Fringe World Festival  2014, 2015, 2016
 Melbourne Fringe Festival  2014 (The Sound of Nazis, ensemble cast)
 Melbourne International Comedy Festival  2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
 Adelaide Fringe Festival  2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
 Sydney Fringe Festival 2012, 2013
 Newcastle CRACK Theatre Festival 2012, 2013

Accolades and Achievements
 Stripper of The Year (Nominee)   Sexual Freedom Awards, 2016 (Nicole Henriksen is Makin' It Rain)
 Best Theatre (Nominee)  Fringe World, 2016 (Nicole Henriksen is Makin' It Rain)
 Best Comedy (Nominee)  Fringe World, 2015 (Nicole Henriksen – Honeycomb Badgers On Acid)
 Sold Out  Fringe World, 2016 (Nicole Henriksen is Makin' It Rain)
 Sold Out  Fringe World, 2015 (Nicole Henriksen – Honeycomb Badgers on Acid)
 Sold Out  Melbourne Fringe, 2014 (The Sound of Nazis)
 Sold Out  Adelaide Fringe, 2013 (Nicole Henriksen – Naked Unicorn Vomit)