Tess James is a freelance Lighting Designer and Associate based in New York. Her recent projects include Roe; the Tony Award Winning production of The Color Purple; Roundabout Theatre Company’s productions of Machinal, Violet, The Real Thing and Noises Off; BAM’s RadioLoveFest; and Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s national touring production of 3 Acts, 2 Dancers, 1 Radio Host. Throughout her career she has working with a wide range of amazing intuitions including New York City Opera, BAM, Glimmerglass Opera, St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York City Center and the Sydney Opera House. She is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College, a Master Teaching Artist with The Roundabout Theatre Company and has guest lectured at NYU. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband, a dog and a cat.