BIOGRAPHY

 

Joe D’Emilio is a New York based lighting designer for theatre, opera and dance. Recent NYC designs include Siren's Den (Miller-Coffman Productions) and Danza Debuts (United Palace of Cultural Arts). Prior to moving to NY he lived for nine years in the SF/Bay Area. Notable credits include: Lizzie, The Wild Party, Heathers The Musical, Triassic Parq, and Carrie (Ray of Light Theatre), West Side Story (Broadway By the Bay), Bye Bye Birdie and The Full Monty (Contra Costa Musical Theatre), The Letters (Aurora Theatre Company). 

Joe also tours as the Lighting Director for the American circus company Cirque Mechanics. The company most recently toured their third show Pedal Punk nationally for three seasons, which included a one month run Off-Broadway at the New Victory Theatre in December 2015. There is currently a fourth production in the works that will premier in Las Vegas in September 2018.

Joe also spent five years as a Project Manager for the SF based production company Got Light. During his time he has managed and assisted with the setup and execution of numerous high-profile events all over the Bay Area. These include VIP Weddings and parties, Super Bowl 50 Host Committee functions, and Annual Fundraising Galas for the SF Symphony, SF Opera, SF Ballet and almost every museum in San Francisco.

Joe is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Technical Theatre and Design from San Francisco State University.

Up next

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Book by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Ray of Light Theatre, San Francisco, September 2018

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

LIZZIE, RAY OF LIGHT THEATRE

2016 Theatre Bay Area Award

2015 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nomination

TRIASSIC PARQ, RAY OF LIGHT THEATRE

2014 Theatre Bay Area Award

2014 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nomination

THE WILD PARTY, RAY OF LIGHT THEATRE

2016 Theatre Bay Area Nomination

WEST SIDE STORY, BROADWAY BY THE BAY

2015 Theatre Bay Area Nomination

2015 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nomination

THE FULL MONTY, CONTRA COSTA CIVIC THEATRE

2015 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nomination

YEAST NATION, RAY OF LIGHT THEATRE

2014 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nomination