Niki is an Australian theatre-maker and writer based in the US, and Assistant Professor of Theatre at Alfred University, NY. She recently completed two PhDs at the University of Colorado Boulder: in Theatre & Performance Studies, and in Intermedia Art, Writing & Performance. Her research explores a feminist, embodied and ethical poetics around the performance of trauma experience. Niki Tulk studied Literature, Music and Theatre Making at both the University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts. She has a Masters in Education from the University of Georgia and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The New School, NYC, where she taught practice-based research to undergraduate artists at Parsons The New School for Design. She has published poetry, fiction, dramatic and literary criticism in Emergency Index, The Saranac Review Tenth Anniversary Edition, Rock River Review, The Sheepshead Review, The Feminist Wire, The Journal of Language and Literacy Education, The West Trade Review, Southerly and Antipodes. Her novella "Before Rain" was a finalist for the Miami Book Fair/deGroot Prize. She is co-editor of PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research. Niki has been studying with Ruth Zaporah (Action Theater) for many years, and is a certified teacher of Action Theater™️. Niki's collaborative arts practice combines improvisation, music/sound, material and language-based poetics—and occasionally a custom-made re-pluckable chicken.