Michael K. Hewitt

Lighting Designer of the Associated Designers of Canada

Michael is a graduate of Capilano University’s Technical Theatre Programme, a member of the Associated Designers of Canada, and an award-winning professional Lighting Designer since 2007. Regional select credits include but are not limited to: Butcher (Prime Cuts Collective), Antigone, Concord Floral (Douglas College), Merrily We Roll Along (United Players), Coming Up For Air (Kay Meek), Kamwatan Nipe (Artsclub Reading), The Magic Flute (UBC Opera at Bard on the Beach), Mane Stage (Chor Leoni at Bard on the Beach), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Laramie Project, Uncommon Women, Hair, The Wiz, Spring Awakening, Rocky Horror Show, Carrie: The Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar (FCP), The IT Girl (Dramanatrix), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cabaret, A Christmas Carol, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Exit 22). Award-winning designs include: Kayak, Unity 1918, and The Cemetery Club (BST), The Outsiders (HSP). Michael has a passion for out-of-the-box theatre and applies the same format to his design applications. Michael is also a freelance stage technician with expertise in both lighting and playback systems. He is the current venue technician in the Howard Family Stage at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. In addition to theatrical lighting design, he has also directed and designed for festivals, dance, and concerts.

"Michael understood the complex story we were trying to tell and contributed such a deep, beautiful texture to the way we told it."

-Kathleen Duborg // Director of Concord Floral at Douglas College, New Westminster


Upcoming Productions:


Show Company Venue Director When
Act of Faith
Real Wheels Theatre
The Cultch
R. Cohen
April 2019




"...his use of colour in The Outsiders was simply tasty"

-John Cooper // Adjudicator of the Theatre BC's NSZ Festival at Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver