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James F. Ingalls



James F. Ingalls was the Resident Lighting Designer for the American Repertory Theater from 1981 to 1984.  He has created the lighting designs for Ghosts, directed by Robert Brustein, Orlando, directed by Peter Sellars, Marsha Norman’s ‘night Mother and Traveler in the Dark, Jules Fieffer’s Grown Ups, Sganarelle, directed by Andrei Serban, the first Hasty Pudding season (True West and Robert Auletta’s Rundown), Waiting for Godot, directed by Andrei Belgrader, The Boys from Syracuse, The Marriage of Figaro and The Seven Deadly Sins, all directed by Alvin Epstein.

In recent seasons, his credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Martha Clarke, The Children of Herakles, directed by Peter Sellars, The Seagull, directed by Ron Daniels, Once in a Lifetime, directed by Anne Bogart and Major Barbara and Larry Gelbart’s Mastergate.  Recently, Ingalls designed lighting for the New Works Festival (ten news pieces for San Francisco Ballet), Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cellphone (Steppenwolf Theatre Company/Chicago), King Arthur, directed and choreographed by Mark Morris at New York City Opera, Kaija Saariaho’s Adriana Mater, directed by Peter Sellars at Finnish National Opera and Coppélia (Dutch National Ballet).  Ingalls often collaborates with Melanie Rios and the Saint Joseph Ballet.

Ingalls lighting for Alexei Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty was his second since American Ballet Theatre’s company premiere of a new production of Onegin in 2012.