Nick Blais designs across Canada in all manner of discipline and venue from Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre to the base of the Calgary Tower. Head of Design for Outside the March, Board Member for the Associated Designers of Canada and Resident Designer for Actors Repertory Company.
Nick devotes his design efforts to bringing emotive and transformative visuals to life through the never-ending experimentation and exploration of creative risk.
Winner of the 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Award for his Set Design of JERUSALEM (Outside the March). Featured in the Professional Lighting and Production Magazine for his innovation in "off-the-grid" lighting design and site specific scenography. Nominations in both Set and Lighting Design at the 2017 Dora Awards for POMONA (ARC). Recipient of Toronto Theatre Critics award for Best Design in 2018 for JERUSALEM, 2015 for MR. BURNS and TERMINUS in 2013 (Outside the March). 2014 My Theatre Award Toronto recipient: Best Design for NEW JERUSALEM (Harold Green Jewish Theatre). Various other awards and nominations in Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto.
Select credits include: 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); Dr. Silver, Jerusalem, TomorrowLove, TERMINUS, Mr. Burns (Outside the March); BRANTWOOD, Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Sheridan); Domesticated (Company Theatre / Canadian Stage); Much Ado About Nothing, Hound of the Baskervilles, All Shook Up (Globe Theatre); Madama Butterfly, Magic Flute (Saskatoon Opera); Pomona, Moment (Actors Repertory Company); Prince of Homburg, I Claudia (Talk is Free Theatre); Don Giovanni, L'Elisir D'Amore, Fiddler on the Roof, Alcina (Opera Nuova); New Jerusalem (Harold Green); Les Pecheurs De Perles (Opera Hamilton); The Laws of Thermodynamics (Theatre YES).