Nicolas Descoteaux

  • Artist (lighting)


Ever since graduating from the Option Théâtre program at the CEGEP de Ste-Thérèse in 1992, Nicolas Descoteaux has already created more than sixty lighting designs. By putting his technical expertise to work in his designs, he has collaborated with many internationally renowned creators; Robert Lepage, Marie Chouinard, Kristian Fredric, Denis Marleau, Daniele Finzi Pasqua; and more recently his work with the Cirque Eloize and Cirque du Soleil has made him one of the most important lighting designers for theatre and events in Montreal. He has been nominated for design awards by the Académie du Théâtre in 1995 and 1998 and received grants from the CALQ. He continues to work in Montreal and internationally.



  • Alexandra (2012)
    Road Opera
    • Music: Zack Settel
    • Libretto: Yan Muckle
    • Original Concept and Stage Direction: Pauline Vaillancourt
  • L’eau qui danse, la pomme qui chante et l’oiseau qui dit la vérité
    • Music: Gilles Tremblay
    • Libretto: Pierre Morency
    • Stage direction: Robert Bellefeuille
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