Clerestory Light is an interdisciplinary design and production studio specializing in creating unique immersive experiences. With backgrounds in theatre, music, technology, architecture, anthropology, and public history, we seek out the spirt of special places and help to tell their stories. Our team collaborates with museums and conservancies to build meaningful experiences for visitors by melding music, light, sculpture, and narrative in Son et lumière presentations, nighttime forest and garden walks, soundscapes, and lightscapes which inspire and awaken the imagination.
About Chris Bocchiaro
Chris is a Boston-based lighting designer with a passion for movement theatre, opera, and the synthesis of old and new technologies. Chris approaches each project as a unique emotional arc to be explored, and he strives to capture that arc through light.
Chris has recently designed for Apollinaire Theatre, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Hub Theatre Company, the Lyric Stage, Boston Opera Collaborative where he is a resident designer, and imaginary beasts – an award-winning movement theatre troupe where he is an artistic associate.
In parallel, Chris is the Northeast specification sales lead for Signify where he works closely with lighting designers, architects, building owners, and sales agents throughout the northeast in the specification of luminaires and control systems. He specializes in dynamic lighting systems for facades, infrastructure, and public art. Major projects include: One Vanderbilt, Madison Square Garden, Trinity Centre, One Penn Plaza, New York Life, JP Morgan Chase, Kosciusko Bridge, Manhattan Municipal Building, and New York Harbor Lights.
Chris was the winner of the 2013 IRNE award for Best Lighting Design for imaginary beasts’ production of Hairy Tales.
Chris holds a BFA in Theatre Design and Technology from Emerson College where he graduated with honors. While there, he studied all disciplines of design and production as well as directing and dramatic history and criticism. His culminating honors thesis explored spatial relationships within the theatre.
Chris resides in historic Salem, Massachusetts with his wife Robin and enjoys trips to the woods, choral singing, and historic architecture.
About Megan Kinneen
Megan’s work draws from her training in theater design, architecture and illustration. She strives to share narratives and histories through non-verbal means. Her interests lie in finding new and innovative
ways of preserving and presenting historic buildings and cultural heritage sites through artistic augmentations and interpretations. She works in project management for historic preservation by day. Additional design work includes projects with Actor’s Shakespeare Project, ART Institute, Hub Theatre, Revels North, Apollinaire Theatre and The Crane Estate at Castle Hill. See more at mfkdesign.com
Clerestory Light // Chris Bocchiaro in the News
The Berkshire Eagle, Oct 22, 2020: "The Mount announces 'NightWood' - an outdoor sound and light experience"
The Morning Show on WJOP with Mary Jacobsen, Jul 30, 2020: "Susan Harvey" (Chris interviewed about Castle Hill Illuminated)