Quebec-based lighting designer Claude Accolas has created lighting for over 300 productions over the past 30 years, both in Canada, for such companies as Théâtre sans fil, and abroad, in Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Scotland, and Europe. He has designed lighting for several plays by Michel Tremblay in collaboration with André Brassard, and has designed for theatre, ballet, opera, variety shows, television, multimedia events and architecture.
Among his projects are Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil (1984), the Canada pavilion at Expo 2000 (Hanover, Germany) and Expo 2005 (Aichi, Japan), and (upcoming), La Bohème for l'Opéra de Montréal.
He received a Félix award for Lighting designer of the year for an André Gagnon concert in 1993 and a Masque award for Lighting designer of the year in 2003.
He has been a teacher at the National Theatre School of Canada, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Université du Québec's École supérieure de théâtre in Montreal.