tess james lighting director/design/assciate - resume
Monica Bill Barnes & Company
Lighting Director – Fall 2013-Present
Responsibilities included working with the resident production and design teams as well as the production team of touring venues to advance the shipping of props and scenery as well as the rental and construct of a lighting package that accommodates the fiscal and time limitations and fulfills the artistic intent of the touring production. Daily duties included managing the load-in, set up and strike of all props, scenery and lighting equipment, and full responsibility for maintaining the overall artistic esthetic as well as acting as the calling Stage Manager for the performance.
New York City Opera
Lighting Director – Spring 2009-Spring 2013
Responsibilities include collaborating with designers and other department heads to develop functional and feasible lighting designs for new operas produced in a variety of venues ranging from BAM to New York City Center, El Museo Del Barrio and The Lynch Theatre at John Jay College. Daily duties included the coordination of rental lighting and projection equipment, the development and management of the departmental budget as well as staffing and managing both union crews.
Production Coordinator - Fall 2008-Spring 2009
Responsibilities included working with a wide range of artistic, administrative staff and rental clients to coordinate the production of a variety of events including live musical concerts, literary readings, film festivals, receptions, lectures, theatrical performances as well as art exhibits and auctions. Daily duties included the management of I.A.T.S.E. Local 4 stagehands, creating and administrating specific production budgets and acting as the primary contact and Production Manager for the BAM Café Live Concert Series.
Freelance Lighting Design Projects
BAM Pop Up Magazine Spring 2016
BAM RadioLoveFest Spring 2016
BAM RadioLoveFest Spring 2015
ArtsBrookfield The Silent Film Festival Fall 2014
BAM RadioLoveFest Spring 2014
ArtsBrookfield NY Guitar Festival Fall 2014
Bard SummerScape 10th Anniversary Gala Summer 2013
Ecstatic Summer Festival Room Full of Teeth w/Merrill Garbus Summer 2012
Freelance Broadway Associate Lighting Design Projects
Noises Off The American Airlines Theatre Spring 2016
The Color Purple The Bernard B. Jacob's Theatre Fall 2015
The Real Thing The American Airlines Theatre Fall 2015
Violet The American Airlines Theatre Spring 2014
The Realistic Jones The Lyceum Theatre Spring 2014
Machinal The American Airlines Theatre Spring 2014
Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from Louisiana State University received May 2000.
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and English from Louisiana State University received December 1996.
Advanced skill with Windows and Mac operating systems, Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Lightwright, ETC EOS lighting console software, MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Photoshop, After Effects and Power Point.
References – Available Upon Request