As a director, Nikolai has helped bring life to new multimedia/theatrical performance, as well as new life to classics. His work aims to highlight narratives of the oppressed, with levity and resilience.

As a songwriter/composer/musician, in addition to his own productions, he has collaborated on numerous new theatrical  and video projects, and is currently playing and releasing music with his band And Lucky.
He has developed or performed in work at Joe's Pub, HERE Arts, LaMama, Target Margin Theater, The Tank, The Brick, IRT 3B, New Ohio, Dixon Place, Loading Dock, Theater for the New City, and has worked with Public Works, Pipeline Theater Co, Theatre Reconstruction Ensemble, Great Small Works, Downtown Urban Arts Festival, American Realness, Theater Plastique, Talking Band, Mad & Merry. 

photo by Sophie Gorai