Nicholas Graves – Scenic Designer

Welcome back to Nicholas Graves, spending his third season at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse!

Nicholas Graves, Scenic Designer - Bigfork Summer PlayhouseNicholas Graves – Granbury, TX

What role(s) do you play at the BSP?
I am the scenic designer for Chicago and a scenic carpenter

How long have you been involved in theatre?
I grew up in a home where art was integral to the atmosphere. I grew up seeing plays, going to museums, and learning to appreciate the world in which we live. Therefore, when I had the opportunity to take theatre classes I jumped at the chance. Throughout the middle school, high school, and undergrad, I took classes in theatre — every area I could — and eventually graduated with a degree in Design and Technical Theatre.

Nicholas Graves 2Through my education, along the way I found I had a passion for teaching and design. This led me to get my Masters in Scenic Design with the goal of being a teaching artist. I am very proud that I have actually been able to achieve this thus far.

How long have you been at Bigfork Summer Playhouse?
This is my third season with the playhouse. I met DT (Don Thomson) in the job contact service in Atlanta at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in the spring of 2011. After a short chat with him I knew I wanted him to extend me the offer to come to Bigfork.

Nicholas_Graves_3What is your favorite thing to do in your “off” time while staying in Bigfork?
One of the things I most enjoy about BSP is the close knit nature of the company. So in my off time I really enjoy spending time with my fellow company members at Bear Foods, The Garden Bar, The Bigfork Inn, or just taking it easy around town.

What else would you like to add?
My fiancé is also a member of the company and our time at BSP has been invaluable for our artistic growth and our relationship.


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