Nick Carpenter


As a composer and musician for the stage, Nick has worked and collaborated with the National Arts Centre; National Theatre School of Canada; Great Canadian Theatre Company; Centaur Theatre; Lucion Media; Repercussion Theatre; Geordie Theatre; The Theatre Centre; Imago Theatre; Infinitheatre; Concordia University; National Circus School; McGill and Ottawa Universities; the METAs (Montreal English Theatre Awards); Hudson Village Theatre, Theatre Lac Brome; Third Wall; Théâtre Urbi et Orbi (Urban Tales); TF1 - Rock’n’Roll Circus; Monastère - Cabaret de Cirque; and on Festival productions or concerts for Magnetic North, SummerWorks, Undercurrents and WildSide.

In 2020, Nick was nominated for two METAs (Montreal English Theatre Awards) for his work as a Musician and Supporting Actor. He is currently scoring a new musical: Trixie Parker Gets a Boyfriend.

Nick is also a writer. His plays, radio plays (CBC), short stories and librettos have been presented across Canada, the US and Germany. Most recently, Merk's Dream was featured in Tapestry Opera's 'Songbook X' Concert and live-streamed Spring 2020. Nick wrote the screenplay for Maz (Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, 2018) and his play Stained Glass won the Canadian Peace Play Competition in 2008.

Nick teaches at the National Theatre School of Canada and Concordia University. He has worked as a dramaturg for PWM (Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal); NACO (National Arts Centre Orchestra) and JMC (Jeunesses Musicales Canada) where he also creates mis-en-scène for touring concerts. Nick is co-founder of Summersett (

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