Kevin Fraser Lighting Design

Kevin Fraser Lighting Design
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Kevin has created lighting designs for more than 500 professional theatre and opera productions across Canada.

He spent 30 seasons at the Stratford Festival, North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company, designing lighting for more than 75 Stratford Festival productions. Highlights include critically acclaimed productions of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2016), Shakespeare In Love (2016), Carousel (2015), Peter Pan (2010), West Side Story (2009) and recent productions of King John (2014) and Pericles (2015) which have been recorded for Stratford Festival's "From Stage To Screen" series.

Kevin has lit more than 100 productions over 20 years for Drayton Entertainment, including memorable productions of Blood Brothers, Marathon Of Hope (The Terry Fox Musical) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

He has designed shows for most Canadian regional theatres, including Neptune Theatre (Halifax), Theatre New Brunswick (Fredericton), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), CanStage (Toronto), Theatre Aquarius (Hamilton), Grand Theatre (London), Drayton Entertainment (multiple venues across Ontario), Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg), Globe Theatre (Regina), Theatre Calgary, Citadel Theatre (Edmonton), Vancouver Playhouse, and Belfry Theatre (Victoria).

Kevin has designed lighting for shows at Canada's Wonderland since 2010, including Cirque Ambiente in 2012/13 which was a 2013 winner of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions "Brass Ring Award" for Live Entertainment, Best Overall Production.

For Mirvish Productions in Toronto, Kevin has designed the lighting for King Charles III (2018) at the CAA Theatre, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (2010), and Medea (2009) at the Canon Theatre, Orpheus Descending (2007) at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and The Drawer Boy (2001) at the Wintergarden Theatre.

Kevin worked extensively with Toronto's Opera Atelier, designing lighting for most of their productions from 1988 to 2010, both at home in Toronto and on tours to Asia, Europe and the USA. Highlights include The Magic Flute in Toronto (2001, 2006), The Marriage of Figaro in Tokyo (1998) and Dido And Aeneas at the Opéra Royal de Versailles (1995).

Other opera credits include The Marriage of Figaro (2007) and Tosca (1998) for the Canadian Opera Company, The Coronation of Poppea (2001) and Orfeo (1999) for Houston Grand Opera, Peter Grimes for Vancouver Opera (1995) and Jenufa for Edmonton Opera (1994).

Kevin has received five Dora Mavor Moore award nominations (Toronto) and one Jessie Richardson award nomination (Vancouver). He is a member of Associated Designers of Canada and a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School.