Aaron Copp is a lighting designer and consultant.


Lighting Design

Aaron Copp has extensive, award-winning lighting design credits for concerts, theater and dance, as well as large festival lighting coordination.

 EVENT Production

Aaron Copp Lighting & Production offers event production management as well as production consultation for touring companies.

Theatre Consultation

Aaron Copp has been a consultant or owner's rep on spaces ranging from the World Trade Center to Princeton University.

Aaron Copp


Our most recent projects include designs for Natalie Merchant’s 2014 US tour, Sinead O’Connor’s Gospel Sessions at Lincoln Center, Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend (Off-Bway, tour, and DVD release), a new concert DVD by Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble at Tanglewood, Where We Live by SO Percussion at BAM, and The Goat Rodeo Sessions US tour with Yo-Yo Ma and Chris Thile. 

I've designed plays for The Old Globe, The Kennedy Center, Dallas Theater Center, and other major theaters around the country.  I have worked extensively in the dance world, and in 2008 I received my second Bessie Award for Jonah Bokaer’s The Invention Of Minus One.  I had a long association with Merce Cunningham, designing such pieces as Ground Level Overlay, Windows, and Biped, the lighting for which also won a Bessie.  I received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama where I studied with Jennifer Tipton, Steve Strawbridge, and Ming Cho Lee, and a BA from SUNY-Binghamton where I studied with John Vestal, John Bielenberg, and Sharon Perlmutter.

I've been a freelance designer in New York for over 25 years and an incorporated business owner for the past three.