Nick is a Dora Mavor Moore, Elizabeth Sterling Haynes, and Tom Hendry award winning playwright and book writer based in Toronto.
Nick’s play Casey and Diana premiered at the Stratford Festival of Canada in 2023, enjoying a sold-out run and being heralded as “…the most moving Canadian play of the year” by the Toronto Star. The play chronicles the seven days leading up to Princess Diana’s visit to Toronto’s Casey House, Canada’s first free-standing AIDS hospice. Casey and Diana will be having another production at Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre in 2024.
Dinner with the Duchess, a psychological thriller about life in the arts, enjoyed a successful run at the 2019 Next Stage Theatre Festival, and will be produced again as part of the 2024 Here for Now Festival.
His musical In Real Life, written with composer Kevin Wong, will be presented as the centrepiece production during the 2024 inaugural Canadian Festival of New Musicals. This two-act sci-fi musical explores the future of communication and human connection
Dr Silver, a dark new musical for which Nick is the book writer (with composers Anika Johnson and Britta Johnson), was showcased for the second time at California’s South Coast Repertory as a part of their Pacific Playwrights Festival in 2023.
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 in these ever-changing modern times, was created in Factory Theatre’s Natural Resources unit and premiered at Shadow Theatre. 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.