Abigail Hoke-Brady

Lighting Design

ABIGAIL HOKE-BRADY (Lighting Designer) is a New York based designer whose work centers primarily in opera, new plays and performance art. As a designer she is invested in and excited by creating containers (both corporeal and virtual) for the wildly shifting landscape of live performance.  Some of her most valued collaborators in that exploration are Peiyi Wong, M. Florian Staab, Ashley Tata, Misha Chowdhury, and Kameron Neale.

Design projects since the seismic change of March 2020 include Baseera Khan’s episodic film project ‘By Faith’ (TheKitchen), the Zoom-based ‘Mad Forest’ directed by Ashley Tata (Bard College/Theatre for a New Audience), a live-streamed & archived release of the one-woman opera ‘Artemisia: Light and Shadow’ (ARTEK), a hybrid lighting-design / gaffer position for ‘The Cardboard Piano’ and ‘Life is a Dream’ (Juilliard School for Drama/Dancing Camera), and several streamed concerts & dance performances at National Sawdust. 

Some of her other most valued design projects include  ‘Bound’ (Fresh Squeezed Opera); ‘The Little Death vol 1’ (Prototype Festival); ‘The Last American Hammer’ and  ‘FLORIDA’(Urban Arias); 'To Be Sung’  (Centre for Contemporary Opera); ’Glory Denied' and ‘Three Decembers’ (Tri Cities Opera), ‘Silent Voices : Lovestate’ (Brooklyn Youth Chorus); ‘MukhAgni’ (Under the Radar/The Public Theater); and ‘The Tempest’ (Hunt’s Point Alliance for Children/The Public Theater). 


Lighting Design Mentor :  Williams College’s Senior Honors Projects (Spring 2020)

Guest Lecturer/Artist : NYU’s Playwright’s Horizons Theater School (Spring 2021)

Guest Lecturer : Drew University (Spring 2021)


BA : Drew University 2011

MFA : NYU 2016

Member : USA 829


Instagram : @hammockandhoney

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