EMILY STORK | Lighting Designer
EMILY STORK’s lighting designs for theatre, dance, opera, puppetry and performance art have been seen worldwide, including festivals in Italy, France, Scotland, and Israel and in the U.S. at places as diverse as PS 122, Dance Theatre Workshop, the Cherry Lane Theatre, the Public Theater, La Mama, St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Walker Arts Center, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the National Museum of the American Indian, On the Boards, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, NY, Lincoln Center and on the side of a building in Rochester, NY. In 2003, she was the resident lighting designer for the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy where she had the pleasure of working with Maestro Gian Carlo Menotti on Wagner’s Lohengrin. Some of her favorite collaborations have been with Split Britches on Peggy Shaw’s To My Chagrin, Pig Iron Theater Company’s James Joyce is Dead and So is Paris, Nora Jones’ Album Release Party for Little Broken Hearts at the Box in NYC and on the world premiere of Greg Kotis’ All Your Questions Answered directed by Sean Daniels at Geva Theatre Center. She was the Lighting Director at The Juilliard School for 12 years, where she designed countless shows and special events including the Leading Ladies Gala starring Audra McDonald and Barbara Cook and the Tempest Benefit reading with Sir Derek Jacobi. She is a proud member of United Scenic Artists 829 (IASTE Local USA 829).
Emily is the festival lighting designer for the Rochester Fringe Festival where her designs included the aerialist dance group, Bandaloop, the Cirque du Fringe in the Magic Crystal Spiegeltent and the outdoor informal installation at the Spiegel Garden. Emily received her B.A. from State University of New York at New Paltz and an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Examples of her work can be found at: www.emilystorkdesign.com