James L. Murphy
Associate Professor (Technology)
Head, M.F.A. Technology/Design
College of Music & Dramatic Arts
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2504
James L. Murphy is an Associate Professor and Head of the MFA Technology and Design programs as well as Production Manager and Technical Director for Swine Palace and the LSU School of Theatre. He teaches primarily in scenery engineering and construction as well as stage management. Design credits include Lighting Design for Swine Palace’s world premiere of Leigh Fondakowski’s Spill; Production Manager and Lighting Designer for the LSU Theatre production of Origin, performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014; Set Designer for Swine Palace’s world premiere of Ping Chong’s and Vince Licata’s Cocktail, honored by inclusion at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space; Set and Lighting Designer for the LSU Theatre production of Antigone presented at the 2010 Young Theatre Festival in Seoul, South Korea; and Lighting Designer for Swine Palace’s, The Heidi Chronicles, which toured to Shanghai and Beijing, China in 2007.