Nick Blais designs across Canada in all manner of discipline and venue: from theatres, parks, abandoned buildings, schools, storefronts, living rooms and concert halls. As Head of Design for Toronto’s leading immersive theatre company, Outside the March, Nick specializes in assembling gifted teams, creating and facilitating thematic and impactful designs, and transforming unconventional spaces into immersive and dramatic environments.
Nick has been the recipient of multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards for his designs, and various other awards and nominations across the country, was featured in 2011 at the Prague Quadrennial for Theatre design, and again in 2015 as a member of the Canadian Team, and was showcased in Professional Lighting Magazine for his innovation in off-the-grid lighting design and site-specific scenography. Co-Founder of Blue Sky Initiative, a group of artists committed to creating public art that speaks to the human connection, community and allyship.
Select credits include: Ministry of Mundane Mysteries, The Flick, Tape Escape, Dr. Silver, Jerusalem, TomorrowLove, Terminus, Mr. Burns (Outside the March); Antipodes, Marjorie Prime, Hand to God, Aliens (Coal Mine Theatre); Oil, Human Animals, Dissidents, Pomona, Moment (Actors Repertory Company); Glass Menagerie (Grand Theatre); Vespers: an original ballet by James Kudelka (Royal Winnipeg Ballet); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare in the Ruff); West Side Story (Citadel Theatre); Brantwood (Theatre Sheridan); Domesticated (Company Theatre ); Much Ado About Nothing, All Shook Up (Globe Theatre); Madama Butterfly, Magic Flute (Saskatoon Opera); Sweeney Todd, Prince of Homburg, I Claudia (Talk is Free Theatre); Don Giovanni, L'Elisir D'Amore, Alcina (Opera Nuova); The Laws of Thermodynamics (Theatre YES).
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