Anthony Nikolchev is a native Californian, an actor, writer and theatre maker whose work has been seen in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and abroad in London, Moscow, India, Spain, Italy, Germany, Armenia and extensively Poland. He is published as a playwright and theatre critic by Indie Theater Now and The St. Petersburg Theatre Journal, where he also guest lectured at Smolny University, St. Petersburg on the topic of “Human Rights and Political Theatre.” Awards for his original performances include the 2012 and 2011 BEST ACTOR for the solo performances, “The Echoes Off The Walls Underground Are Louder Than Your Footsteps Above Me” and “Look, What I Don’t Understand,” respectively, at New York’s United Solo International Theatre Festival. His work toured Central and Eastern Europe, then settled at the Studio Matejka Physical Theatre Laboratory in residence at the Grotowski Institute, until moving to Newcastle and London in the UK, working with Vivien Wood, Wilderness, Company TDU, and then back to the US, where recently he's worked with his partner Gema Galiana (“The Last One” by Galiana & Nikolchev's Useless Room), Wilderness with Annie Saunders (with whom he was a 2017 speaker at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity) and Sophie Bortolussi, San Diego Opera, and a random array of movement influenced acting on film, including his directorial debut, “Past Hope Now.” He is a recipient of a Mid-Atlantic Artists International Grant and a TCG/ITI Travel Grant, and he has been commissioned by The Skirball Center’s Noah’s Ark and Dance City UK for creations of new physical theater performances. He teaches Movement at California Institute of the Arts, and has led physical theater workshops in Spain, Poland, the UK, and throughout the USA.
More: www.AnthonyNikolchev.com; www.GalianaAndNikolchev.com