Kevin Lamotte

Kevin Lamotte, Lighting Designer

Pacific Opera Victoria
Lighting Designer, Das Rheingold

October, 2014


Kevin Lamotte made his POV debut in 2009 as lighting designer for La traviata. He returned in 2011 for Wagner's The Flying Dutchman and in 2013 for POV's 100th production, Verdi's Falstaff. In October 2014 he is lighting designer for Das Rheingold.

Mr. Lamotte is one of Canada's leading lighting designers and has created lighting designs for most of the country's theatre, dance and opera companies. He is Director of Lighting Design for the Shaw Festival and has ongoing associations with the National Ballet of Canada and Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company.

Kevin has been with the Shaw Festival for over two decades as a lighting designer. His most recent designs include The Philadelphia Story, The Philanderer, The Sea, The Mountaintop, Guys and Dolls, Enchanted April and Peace in our Time: A Comedy.

In addition to his work at The Shaw, Kevin has created lighting designs for most of Canada's theatre, dance and opera companies. Recently, he designed the lighting for Canadian Stage's production of London Road and the Company Theatre's production of Belleville. Select lighting credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Royal Comedians, Endgame (Soulpepper Theatre Company); I Send You This Cadmium Red (Art of Time Ensemble); Marilyn Forever (Aventa Ensemble); The Barber of Seville (Vancouver Opera); Belle Moral (National Arts Centre), A Raisin in the Sun (Theatre Calgary and Soulpepper Theatre), Additional lighting credits include Democracy (Tarragon Theatre), A Clean House and Of Mice and Men (Canadian Stage Company), An Italian Straw Hat and The Contract (National Ballet of Canada), and A Christmas Carol, Enron, To Kill a Mockingbird, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Theatre Calgary); Uncle Vanya (Vigszinhaz, Budapest).

Kevin is the recipient of the Province of Ontario's Pauline McGibbon Award, a nominee for the 2006 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, as well as other national awards and nominations including the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award (Vancouver), a Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto), the Betty Mitchell Award (Calgary) and Prix de la Masque (Montreal).

Mr. Lamotte is a member of The Associated Designers of Canada.

Stichbury's set works best in conjunction with lighting designer Kevin Lamotte's vivid crimson washes, which spill through the implied sails and out of concealed sliding doors like a flashlight from Hell, while visual punctuations of narrow bright white and pulsing strobes effectively simulate storms.
John Threlfall, Culture Vulture, review of Pacific Opera Victoria's The Flying Dutchman, 2011

As the castle by the sea literally unfolds on stage, the audience gasps. Designer William Schmuck wraps the courtyard and columns in flowers and greenery; lighting designer Kevin Lamotte paints it with healing sun and cooling shadow.
Buffalo News, review of the Shaw Festival's Enchanted April, 2013

July, 2014