KC Wilkerson is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning lighting and video designer based in southern California.
He is currently the senior lighting designer for Disney Parks & Resorts Creative Entertainment, where he leads the group responsible for the design, implementation, and programming of entertainment lighting for the Disney properties in California and Hawaii. With Disney, he has collaborated on a variety of projects, special events, concerts, tours, and themed experiences across the globe. His recent Disney projects include “Halloween Screams”, “Disneyland Forever” and “Diamond Mad T Party”.
He also designs lighting and projection for theaters across southern California where his recent credits include, “Songs for a New World”, “The Laramie Project Cycle”, “West Side Story”, “A Man of No Importance”, “There’s One In Every Marriage”, “Jekyll & Hyde”, “The Who’s Tommy”, “The Secret Garden”, “Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter”, and “Merrily We Roll Along”.
Awards include two LA Drama Critics Circle Awards (Lighting Design and Video Design), LA Stage Alliance Ovation Honors Award (Video Design), a Backstage Garland Award (Lighting Design), and several StageScene LA Awards (Lighting and Projection Design).
A professional member of the Association of Lighting Designers and Theater Communications Group, KC’s work has been published in Live Design, Lighting and Sound America, Stage Directions, Sound & Communications, and Entertainment Design. He speaks regularly and conducts workshops at theater and lighting conferences such as LDI, LightFair, the International Thespian Festival; and is on the board of directors for California Thespians.
He is a contributing author to www.produceaplay.com and runs his own blog on creative thinking (and doing!) at cre8tivitylab.