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York Kennedy

York Kennedy

York Kennedy

Lighting Designer

York Kennedy's designs for the stage have been seen in theaters across America and in Europe, including Arena Stage, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Warsaw National Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Repertory, American Conservatory Theatre, Sacramento Opera, The Alley Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Yale Rep, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Goodspeed Musicals, and the Denver Center. He has designed over 45 productions for the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, and spent six seasons as resident lighting designer for the company’s Shakespeare Festival. Awards for theatrical lighting include the Dramalogue, San Diego Drama Critics Circle, Back Stage West Garland, Arizoni Theatre Award, and the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award. In the dance world, he has designed for Malashock Dance, Brian Webb, and Tracey Rhodes. As an architectural lighting designer he has designed both nationally and internationally numerous themed environments, theme parks, residential projects, retail, restaurants, and museums, including the Sony Metreon Sendak Playspace in San Francisco, Warner Bros. Movie World in Madrid, Le Centre de Loisirs in Morocco, and The LEGO Racers 4D attraction in Germany, Denmark, England, and the USA. He is a graduate of the California Institute for the Arts and the Yale School of Drama and a member of the faculty of San Jose State University.

Productions at LA Opera

  • The Ghosts of Versailles

    The Ghosts of Versailles