James K. Davis| Theatrical Designer/Manager

James Kyle Davis is a native Kansan who received his MFA in Lighting Design from Western Illinois University. James is an Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound at Kansas State University. His teaching credits over the years include Lighting Design, Stage Management, Sound Design, 3D Rendering for Lighting, Play Analysis, and Fundamentals of Lighting and Sound. James has worked as a Lighting Designer for theatre companies in Kansas, Illinois, New Mexico, Missouri, and Iowa. 


In addition to Lighting Design, James serves as a Stage Manager and has done so for the past five years in both Equity and Non-Equity theatres. James is currently a member of Actors Equity.


During the summer James serves as the Executive Director/Resident Lighting Designer for the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre. While there he designed two musical favorites: Newsies!, and The Bridges of Madison County, along with three other great shows Dial M for MurderFootloose, and The 39 Steps


He currently lives in Manhattan, KS and enjoys freelancing for different theatre's. James is married to his beautiful wife Jordan and they have one dog, Sam. For more of James' credits click the Resume/CV tab located above.