Nick (he/they) is a Dora Mavor Moore, Elizabeth Sterling Haynes, and Tom Hendry award winning playwright and book writer based in Toronto.
Premiering this summer at the Stratford Festival of Canada, Nick’s play Casey and Diana chronicles the seven days leading up to Princess Diana’s visit to Toronto’s Casey House, Canada’s first free-standing AIDS hospice.
Dr Silver, a dark new musical for which Nick is the book writer (with composers Anika Johnson and Britta Johnson), is being showcased for the second time at California’s South Coast Repertory as a part of their Pacific Playwrights Festival.
Nick’s play Body Politic, which explores the legacy of one of Canada’s first LGBT Publications, was co-produced by Buddies in Bad Times and lemonTree Creations, and won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, General Theatre Division, and has been published by Playwrights Canada Press.
His play Happy Birthday Baby J, a comedy about a couple who are raising a baby without a gender, was created in Factory Theatre’s Natural Resources unit. Other favourite credits include Every Day She Rose, a play about the Black Live’s Matter protest at Toronto Pride, co-written with Andrea Scott (published by Playwrights Canada Press); Dinner with the Duchess, which explores the dynamics of power and fame in the world of classical music; Poof! The Musical, a campy play about witchcraft that was nominated for an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding New Work; and Coffee Dad, Chicken Mom, and the Fabulous Buddha Boi, a solo show about coming out, the production of which won three Elizabeth Sterling Haynes awards.