"...your lighting was brilliant, both in the scenes and transitions, as well as the way it brought Tiko's set to life. Bravo!"

-Peter Anderson // Playwright, Actor, Director as well as patron of Marion Bridge, West Vancouver

Michael K. Hewitt

Lighting Designer of the Associated Designers of Canada

Michael is a full 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: Act of Faith (Realwheels), A Christmas Story The Musical (Align Entertainment), Marion Bridge (A Wing & A Prayer), Butcher (Prime Cuts Collective), Heritage, 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), Sense and Sensibility, 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. See below for a list of all of Michael’s upcoming productions…

"Michael is amazing. He delivered an incredible lighting design for our concert that was both theatrical and rock n' roll - which is exactly what we wanted ... He saved our asses. Michael's my new lighting hero."

-John Murphy // China Repair, Vancouver

Upcoming Productions:


Show Company Venue Director When
The Kite Rosebud Theatre Rosebud Opera House M. Ertman Jun. 2019
The Birds and the Bees Arts Club Granville Island Stage L. Taylor Sep. 2019
TBD Douglas College Studio Theatre TBD Nov. 2019

"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


"...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