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Lighting Designer, Academy Guest Instructor

Kimberly Purtell was born and raised in Thornhill, ON

Soulpepper 2024: A Streetcar Named Desire. For Soulpepper: (selected) Wildwoman; Queen Goneril; King Lear; Pipeline; A Streetcar Named Desire; Sisters; The Goat or Who Is Sylvia; The Last Wife; The Virgin Trial; Mother's Daughter; Crash; Twelve Angry Men; Happy Place.

Other Theatre: Mirvish Productions, Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage Company, Soulpepper Theatre, Arena Stage, DC, National Arts Centre and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Pacific Opera Victoria, Opera Philadelphia, Edmonton Opera, Theatre Calgary, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Citadel Theatre, Place des Arts, among others.

Other: Recipient of three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Pauline McGibbon Award, a Montreal English Theatre Award, a Toronto Theatre Critics Award, an Ottawa Critics Circle Award and an Elizabeth Sterling Award. Kimberly is the Vice President of the Associated Designers of Canada and ADC659.