York Kennedy is a Lighting Designer for the Performing Arts and Architecture. His designs for the stage have been seen in theatres across America and in Europe including Arena Stage, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Repertory, American Conservatory Theatre, Los Angeles 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, CA and spent six seasons as resident lighting designer for the company’s Shakespeare Festival. Awards for theatrical lighting include the Dramalogue, San Diego Theatre 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. His projects include 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 a graduate of the California Institute for the Arts and the Yale School of Drama.

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