Nick did not cease from exploration, and at the end of it all arrived where he started, at MAP, and knew the place for the first time, as a true creative center. Born and raised in Winnipeg's North-End, though speaking a foreign language in the beginning, he managed to overcome his public school education and University of Manitoba B.A. to go on to write plays. He was one of the original group of founding members of MAP in the 1979-80 season, and as vice-chairman from 1985-95 was considered by some of the more discerning to be the Андре́й Громы́ко of MAP, serving under 4 different chairmen during this period, each of whom he out-survived. Also, he was the first drama editor of Prairie Fire magazine.