Rama Nicholas is an actor, comedian, improviser, writer, director film maker and International improvisation teacher. She has been performing for over 25 years.
Rama travels the world performing, directing and teaching improvisation at festivals and with various international theatre companies and tours throughout the year. Her 3 improvisation formats – ‘Close to you’, ‘The Wishing Tree’ and ‘The Travellers’ have been showcased across the globe. Her workshop ‘Close to you’ is sought after as a masterclass in how to perform authentic electrified love scenes and intimate scenes on stage in a safe and consensual way. Rama is a member of the International improvised theatre collective – The Orcas Island Project.
Rama is known for her critically acclaimed, multi character, scripted solo comedy shows, which are a unique blend of character comedy and incredible storytelling. In 2014 she became the recipient of the Melbourne ‘Moosehead’ award for comedy. She has been nominated twice for the coveted ‘Golden Gibbo’ award for independent comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2014 and 2017. In 2017 she won the ‘Brisbane PowerHouse Tour Award’ and was nominated at Melbourne Fringe Festival for ‘Best Comedy’ for her show ‘The Lucky Ones’.
Rama is a creative director at Meanwhile Productions, specialising in creating video content and TV commercials. Rama recently debuted as a film director alongside Adam McKenzie as Co-director, the married team proudly created, wrote, produced, directed and performed in ‘Can You Hear Me’, which made it as a finalist in Tropfest 2019. One of the world’s largest short film festivals.