Self-taught, and in a state of constant evolution on both the technical and the artistic fronts, Alain Lortie has worked in almost every field of show business, from artist manager to technical director, through operations, touring, and production management.
In 1992, he decided to focus his work exclusively on lighting design. More than 30 years ago, he began working with multi-talented Quebec artists such as Michel Lemieux, Marie Chouinard and Édouard Lock, and has since collaborated on many shows in Quebec, Europe and Asia.
Alain’s unique, distinctive approach to color and his sensitivity led to an assignment as Artistic Director for the Fête de la Lumière at the Festival Montréal en Lumière (2001-2003). He has designed the lighting for several productions in Asia including Han Show in Whuan, China (2014) and Shanghai Circus World’s Era (2005) as well as many musicals including Mama Love Me Once Again (2011). He has worked with many of Quebec’s leading theatre directors, including Robert Lepage, François Girard and Dominic Champagne, as well as Quebec choreographer Louise Lecavalier (So Blue 2013).
His credits also include the musicals Starmania directed by Lewis Furey (1993-1999), the hit musical Notre-Dame de Paris directed by Gilles Maheu (1998), Cavalia (2003), Odysseo (2012), as well as The Tempest (2005) and Beauty and the Beast (2011), both directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon. Prior to TORUK – The First Flight, Alain created the lighting design for Midnight Sun, DELIRIUM and Zarkana.