Lighting Designer

Kimberly Purtell

Last updated: June 8, 2023

Kimberly is a Toronto-based lighting designer for theatre, opera, and dance. Her designs have been critically acclaimed across Canada, the U.S., the U.K., China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mongolia, as well as in Prague and Moscow. She has designed for the Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage Company, Soulpepper Theatre, Mirvish Productions, National Arts Centre, and the NAC Orchestra, as well as Pacific Opera Victoria, Opera Philadelphia, Arena Stage in Washington D.C., Tapestry Opera, Hamilton Opera, Edmonton Opera, Theatre Calgary, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Citadel Theatre, and Place des Arts, among many others.  She has also designed productions for the Pan Am Games and the Vancouver and Beijing Cultural Olympiads. 

Kimberly has been nominated for numerous awards for excellence in lighting design and has received three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Pauline McGibbon Award, a Montreal English Theatre Award, a Sterling Award, a Toronto Theatre Critics Award, and an Ottawa Critics Circle Award. 

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