BIOGRAPHY

 

Joe D’Emilio is a New York based lighting designer for theatre, opera and dance. Recent NYC designs include Aftershocks (NYTF Winterfest), A Lovely Damaged Quality (NYTF Summerfest), and Siren's Den (Miller-Coffman Productions). Prior to moving to NYC he lived for nine years in San Francisco. Notable Bay Area credits include: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Lizzie, The Wild Party, Heathers The Musical, Triassic Parq, and Carrie (Ray of Light Theatre), West Side Story (Broadway By the Bay) and The Letters (Aurora Theatre Company). 

Joe also has toured as the Lighting Director for the American circus company Cirque Mechanics for the past four years. He is a co-designer for the companies most recent show 42ft: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, which premiered in Las Vegas in fall of 2018 before hitting the road. The sho is set to play at NYC’s New Victory Theater in December 2019 .

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

BROOKLYN ABRIDGED

Written, directed and designed by David Gallo Design

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at the Connelly Theater, New York, May 2019

YEAR OF THE MONKEY

By Mara Thomas

Delta Boys Theatre Company at The Tank, New York, June 2019

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

AFTERSHOCKS

2019 NYTF WInterfest Best Lighting Design Award

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

2018 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nomination

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