- B.A. in English (Simon Fraser University)
- M.F.A. in Directing (University of British Columbia)
- PhD in Theatre History (University of Victoria)
Nelson Gray’s dance/theatre performances have been produced in Canada, the U.S., and Germany, and his poetry and scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as the Canadian Theatre Review, the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Studies in Canadian Literature, and Theatre Research in Canada, and in two anthologies: Readings in Performance and Ecology and Greening the Maple: Canadian Ecocriticism in Context.
Current projects include an anthology of eco-dramas to be edited with Theresa May and Wendy Arons, and—with the assistance of a Canada Council Grant and a SHHRC award—Here Oceans Roar, an opera based on his experiences as the skipper of a salmon troller and incorporating oceanographic research from Dalhousie and the University of Victoria.