Associate Artistic Director

Nick was the founding Artistic Director of TimeLine Theatre Company in 1997 and is now TimeLine’s Associate Artistic Director and a Company Member. He cites his interest in antiques and understanding their history as a force that helped shaped TimeLine’s mission. He fondly recalls directing TimeLine’s first show, SUMMIT CONFERENCE: “The best part about the show was that we all played a significant role in its creation and success.”  Nick considers TimeLine his second family.

He is the recipient of seven Jeff Awards for Outstanding Direction (THE HISTORY BOYS, THE NORMAL HEART, FIORELLO!, THIS HAPPY BREED and THE CRUCIBLE at TimeLine, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at Porchlight and ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST at Eclipse Theatre.) He received Jeff Award nominations for BLOOD AND GIFTS, THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION, HAUPTMANN and THE LION IN WINTER at TimeLine; THE KING AND I, CITY OF ANGELS, and MAN OF LA MANCHA at the Marriott; and CLOSER THAN EVER at Porchlight Music Theatre. Other recent credits at TimeLine include THE LAST WIFE, A DISAPPEARING NUMBER, DANNY CASOLARO DIED FOR YOU, JUNO, 33 VARIATIONS and MY KIND OF TOWN. Other Chicago credits include Northwestern University’s CABARET, Porchlight Music Theatre’s A CATERED AFFAIR, Writers Theatre’s BACH AT LEIPZIG, Shattered Globe Theatre’s TIME OF THE CUCKOO and FROZEN ASSETS and Rivendell Theatre’s FACTORY GIRLS, among others.

Raised in Sumner, Iowa, Nick earned a BM degree in Musical Theatre from Catholic University of America, and an MFA degree in Theatre Directing from DePaul University.

Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Contact Nick Bowling:

773-281-8463 x 29

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