Aaron Kelly (Theatre BFA ‘01, MFA ‘19) has worked professionally in theatre production and design for 25 years, designing shows across North America, the South Pacific, and France. In addition to his design work, which primarily focused on dance, theatre, and event lighting, but has included set, projection and sound design, he has also worked extensively as a production manager and stage manager. Kelly was the production manager and technical director of Factory Theatre for nine years where he collaborated with and supported some of the most established theatre companies in the country and the most exciting and innovative companies forming in our communities. It was these experiences that led him to York to work with emerging theatre artist six years ago as a part-time faculty member and full-time staff. In 2019 he was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Theatre.