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Nick Merrylees

Lighting Designer

Nick Merrylees is a Melbourne based lighting designer of drama and opera. He was the first resident lighting designer of Red Stitch and lit twelve of their shows including Uncle Bob. His most recent designs have been Furiously Fertile and Let The Sunshine for HIT Productions, MP for Street Theatre, Canberra and Lorelei and The Modern International Dead with Deckchair Theatre, for which he won the 2011 Perth Theatre Trust Equity Guild Award for Best Production. Past lighting designs include Dido & Aeneas at The Street Theatre for the ANU School of Music and directed by Caroline Stacey. Nick lit At The Centre Of Light at Twelfth Night Brisbane – a play about Mary MacKillop, written and directed by Rosemary Johns and produced by Bold Jack. He also lit Stork’s Productions The Red & The Black and Marcel & Albertine at Alliance Francais, directed by Greg Carrol (Kate Kendall also for M & A) and designed by Peter Corrigan. Past career highlights include the lighting design for The Terms & Grammar of Creation for Commonplace Productions at the Victorian State Library and the lighting design for the Melbourne production of Turandot from the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago.

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