JAMES-san designs lights for ENJOY. He is an Artistic Associate with Pig Iron Theatre Company, the Resident Lighting Designer and Production Manager for Miro Dance Theatre, and company member of johannes wieland. In 2005 James co-founded Mlab with design partner and filmmaker Tobin Rothein. Created as a laboratory for innovations and design technologies in the live arts, Mlab has realized numerous scenic, light, and video designs for the stage specifically tailored for touring.
James has had the pleasure of collaborating with choreographers and directors such as Rennie Harris, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Dan Rothenberg, Bill Shannon, Reggie Wilson, Antony Rizzi, David Szlasa, and Thaddeus Phillips as well as companies such as Dayton Contemporary Dance, Southern Repertory Theatre, Z Space Studios, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Gas & Electric Arts, and Lubelski Teatr Tanca. His work has been presented at the Walker Center, Yerba Buena, Jacob’s Pillow, Fall for Dance, The New Victory Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Whitney Museum Altria, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a myriad of national and international festivals.