Kevin Lamotte

Kevin Lamotte, Lighting Designer

Pacific Opera Victoria
Lighting Designer, Falstaff

October, 2013


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 is the lighting designer for POV's 100th production, Verdi's Falstaff.

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 Guys and Dolls, Enchanted April, Peace in our Time: A Comedy, Hedda Gabler, His Girl Friday, Heartbreak House, and Present Laughter.

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 The Barber of Seville (Vancouver Opera), Forever Marilyn (Aventa Ensemble), Belle Moral (National Arts Centre), A Raisin in the Sun (Theatre Calgary and Soulpepper Theatre), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Royal Comedians, Endgame, The Aleph and A Month in the Country, (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

August, 2013