Nick Schlieper has designed lighting for all of the major performing companies in Australia and works regularly in Europe. His credits include War of the Roses for Sydney Theatre Company performed at Sydney Festival and Perth International Arts Festival; Priscilla Queen of the Desert in London’s West End; Dissocia, Elling, The City and Streetcar Named Desire for the Sydney Theatre Company (Sydney, Washington and New York) and Poor Boy for Sydney Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company. Nick has also designed lighting for Scheherazade for the Australian Ballet, the acclaimed Cinderella for Royal New Zealand Ballet, and several pieces for Bangarra Dance Company, including Bush.
His international work includes productions of Billy Budd and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Hamburg State Opera; The Hostage for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Kasimir und Karoline and Lea’s Hochzeit for Theater in der Josefstadt, in Vienna; U.F.A. Revue for Berlin and Kennedy Centre Washington; Away and Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at the Summerfare Festival in New York and Hedda Gabler with Cate Blanchett, also in New York. In 2010, he again worked with the major theatre and opera companies throughout Australia, including Melbourne and Sydney Theatre Companies, (notably, Long Days’ Journey into Night in Sydney and Portland, USA), Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir Street and Opera Queensland, as well as lighting the opening season in North America of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Musical in Toronto.
Nick created the lighting design for Rafael Bonachela’s 6 Breaths and Adam Linder’s Are We That We Are which featured in the 2010 Sydney Dance Company season New Creations 1.