John Kelly is a lighting designer for theatre, music, dance and live events. Born in Cleveland, Ohio he has lived in Chicago almost his entire life and has been designing based in Chicago since 2009.
John has designed in a variety of spaces with companies including Theatre Wit, About Face Theatre, Lifeline Theatre Company, The Gift, The Neofuturists, Second City, Oracle Theatre, Red Twist Theatre and Eclipse Theatre.
John is an ensemble member with 30-year-old Strawdog Theatre Company where he has designed over a dozen plays in the last 5 years.
He is also the Electrics Supervisor for Blue Man Group Chicago where he manages the lighting department, runs shows and designs lights for events, photo shoots and special rehearsals.
2019 Equity Jeff Nomination for Lighting Design of This Bitter Earth
2018 Non-Equity Jeff Nomination for Foxfinder
2017 Equity Jeff Nomination for Lighting Design of I Am My Own Wife
2016 Non-Equity Jeff Nomination for Lighting Design of D.O.A.
2014 Non-Equity Jeff Nomination for Lighting Design of Great Expectations.
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