Lighting Designer

York Kennedy’s designs have been seen in theatres across America and in Europe including Arena Stage, The Old Globe, 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. 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 park, residential, retail, restaurant and museum projects 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 U.S.A. He is Head of Lighting Design in the Theatre Department at San Jose State University and is a graduate of the California Institute for the Arts and the Yale School of Drama.