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KELLY MARTIN is a lighting designer and associate based in New York City. He has lit productions with numerous theatre, opera, and dance organizations, including Pick Up Performance Co, The Joyce Theater, New York Theatre Ballet, Boston Early Music Festival, Opera North, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Bang Group, Co•Lab Dance, Duncan Lyle Dance, Suffolk University, and MIT. He frequently works with designers both in the city and regionally. He is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Lighting Design from Boston University.


Lighting design for Gaetano Donizetti's MARIA STUARDA for the Slovak National Theatre.

Lighting design for Henry Desmarest's CIRCÉ, Boston Early Music Festival's 2023 centerpiece opera at the Majestic Theatre in Boston.


Lighting design for WE, a collection of inter-disciplinary site-specific dance works by Emily Coates and Emmanuéle Phuon.

Lighting design for THESE DON'T EASILY SCATTER, a new play by Ain Gordon as a part of REMEMBRANCE, a multi-year, multi-disciplinary memorial to Philadelphians lost during the early years of the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Touring performances of SWING OUT, a lindy hop swing dance work produced by The Joyce Theater.


Lighting design for LIVES OF THE PERFORMERS by Hilton Als, produced by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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