Nick is a director, writer, and consultant.
Most recently, Nick directed the series "Unicornland" which was released in February to universal critical acclaim and has been accepted in four festivals in the US and internationally. Other film projects in development include a mini-series with composer Matt Marks and a music video with Joshua Hoisington of LOLO.
In theatre Nick has directed at the Ensemble Studio Theatre (where he had a NY Times critics pick for his work on the 2015 Marathon), Atlantic Theater, Naked Angels, HERE Arts Center, the Bushwick Starr, The Flea Theatre, Studio 42, The Brick, The New York International Fringe Festival, Stella Adler, At Hand Theatre, Ugly Rhino, CAPS LOCK Theatre, Crashbox Theatre, Active Theater, SITEfest, the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival, and Vital Theater. Directing highlights include: Lieutenant of Inishmore (assistant director, Broadway/off-Broadway), The House of Von Macrame (The Management at the Bushwick Starr), Joan Jett of Ark, Moonbase (The Flea Theatre), Drunk Art Love, Unpleasant Men, Research: a novel for performance (|the claque|).
Nick is an independent consultant for not-for-profits and start-up companies, working on a wide range of projects. He was the Project Manager with The Anna Deavere Smith Pipeline Project, working in New York, Baltimore, Berkeley, Philadelphia and other locations throughout the country. He has worked on advisory and short term projects with the Bushwick Starr, Broadway for All, and Theatre is Easy and an extended project opening The Sheen Center in downtown Manhattan.
Nick has over fifteen years of experience in arts management, having worked in a range of positions at The Museum of Modern Art, Atlantic Theater, Sheen Center, Bay Street Theatre and other institutions where he built experience in finance, project management, board development, strategic planning, social media development, and endowment management. Additionally, Nick has been involved with a variety of start-up companies as both a founder and adviser ranging from not-for-profit companies as well as commercial ventures such as McClure's Pickles.
He was the Founder and Artistic Director of |the claque|, based in New York City. |the claque| was a successful performing arts support organization which was active for five years and was dedicated to identifying challenges in the arts and creating artistic programmatic solutions to address them. He was the Artistic Director/Producer of the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival in 2010 and the Producer of The Funny in 2004, 2005. Nick has worked as a freelance casting director for film and theatre, his work soon to be hitting the screen in independent feature Me and Lizzie. He has produced hundreds of plays, events, films, and experiences in New York City and beyond.
Nick's writing has been seen at The Flea Theatre, Oregon Performance Lab, CAPS LOCK Theatre, Fault Line Theatre, The Vital Theatre, and the September Play Festival.