This acclaimed solo theater experience is coming to Adelaide's Bakehouse Theater in February and March, 2015. Specific dates and times TBA.
Find out what prompted the Edmonton Sun to title their 5-star review:
"How Can One Man Be This Good?"
Find out why Vue Weekly's 5-star review begins simply:
"Brilliant, intense, poetic!"
Edgar Allan Poe
Selected works of this celebrated author and the original production I Might Be Edgar Allan Poe will tour to South Australian schools in early 2015. Current booking information for Australian schools can be found here.
An exclusive engagement to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Vancouver Fringe. March 2015 dates TBA.
Dawson Nichols has won Best Play and Best Actor Awards at festivals around the world. Some of his literally dozens of 5-star reviews can be seen below.
Stop Start is a play-for-one-person that begins in an embalming room. As his body fluids are drained away, a man experiences memories, dreams, and hallucinations that challenge his perception of his own history. This innovative play moves easily from the dramatic to the absurd, from the poignant to the perverse. A cartoon polar bear sells energy drinks; a man quietly watches over his nephew who is in a coma; a chocolate homunculus invites us all into an Aztec myth. Fluidly transitioning from one character to another, Dawson Nichols demonstrates again his “total mastery of the one-man show.” (Sunday Mail, Australia)
I Might Be Edgar Allan Poe is a horrific and hilarious comedy about a man who believes he just might be the master of the macabre. Poe’s captivating stories are given new life in this gymnastic performance that sheds fresh light on these time-tested tales. For sample video, technical information, awards and reviews click here. Or just scroll down - there are press quotes below.
Virtual Solitaire is an exciting and inventive play that has brought audiences to their feet in sold out performances around the world. Unbelievable physicality and unexpected humor grace this cerebral exploration of the isolating effects of technology.This production is both sophisticated and accessible, intelligent and entertaining.For sample video, technical information, awards, and reviews click here.
Reviews and Quotes
Any performer can provide one or two glowing phrases pulled from reviews. Dawson Nichols has garnered superlative reviews around the world! Below is just a sample. Full reviews are available by visiting each production’s page.
"Sit back and prepare to have your mind blown." ..."An exquisitely tuned performance and astounding feat of self-direction." - NYTheater.com
"A captivating stream of ideas, scenarios, and atmospheres, thanks to Nichols' masterful ability to embody a character. ...A wonder." - Backstage New York
"Nothing short of dazzling." - Georgia Straight, Vancouver
"Confirms Dawson Nichols’ total mastery of the one-man show." - The Sunday Mail, Australia
"More vigor than a barrel of Viagra." - Monday Magazine, Victoria
"A nimble theatrical gamester!" - The Seattle Times
"A shaman-like performance." - The Seattle PI
"Intelligent, thought-provoking." - The Adelaide ‘Tizer, Australia
"Jaw-droppingly good." – The Winnipeg Sun
"Comical, moving and sinister." – The Sunday Mail, Australia
"A work of tremendous imagination formed by edgy, poetic writing and acted with awesome skill." - The Saskatoon StarPhoenix
"A brilliant affirmation that a lone actor can populate a whole theatrical world. Nichols is to virtual-speak what David Mamet is to real estate sharks." - The Edmonton Journal
"Takes The Matrix to the feet of David Cronenberg." - The Australian
"Theatre at its best! Bravo!" - InSight, Seattle
"So beautifully written and performed that it should stand as a blueprint for any solo artist." - Vancouver Sun
"A virtuoso combination of uncanny physicality and cerebral whimsy." - Victoria News
"Nichols again pushes the envelope of the one-man show in an intriguing direction. Leave the vid-screen behind tonight and take a real trip." - The Seattle Weekly
"This show fits into that rare category of 100% successful." - KSER Radio, Seattle