Nick Blais is a scenographer currently working across Canada, and specializing in set, costume, and lighting design. In addition to being a Resident Artist with ARC, he is also a Board Member for the Associated Designers of Canada (ADC) since 2013, and resident designer for Toronto-based theatre company Outside the March. Nick devotes his design efforts, in collaboration with equally passionate artists, to bringing emotive and transformative visuals to life through the never-ending experimentation and exploration of creative risk. Recipient of Toronto Theatre Critics Award 2012-13 for Best Design (Terminus); 2014 My Theatre Award Toronto: Best Design (New Jerusalem); Betty Mitchell Award 2012 – nominated for Set Design (A Steady Rain); and Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award 2014 (nominated for Set Design for East of Berlin) and 2015 (nominated for Set Design for The Laws of Thermodynamics).
Other select credits include: Moment (ARC); Terminus, Mr. Burns (Outside the March); Brantwood, Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Sheridan); All Shook Up, Much Ado About Nothing (Globe Theatre); Madama Butterfly, Magic Flute (Saskatoon Opera); Prince of Homburg, I Claudia, The Last of Romeo and Juliet, The Sneeze (Talk is Free); East of Berlin (East/West Collective); New Jerusalem (Harold Green); Don Giovanni, L’Elisir D’Amore, Fiddler on the Roof, Alcina (Opera Nuova); Les Pecheurs De Perles (Opera Hamilton); The Laws of Thermodynamics (Theatre YES).