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/Stage Manager for theatre companies across the United States. 

 

In addition to working as an educator and lighting designer James serves as the Executive Director and Resident Lighting Designer for the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, a SPT 2 Equity summer stock in Clinton, Iowa. During the season he manages the production/business side of the theatre in addition to designing or stage managing their five show season.  

Currently, James lives in Manhattan, KS and enjoys bladesmithing in his free time. James is married to his beautiful wife Jordan and they have two dogs, Sully and Sam. For more of James' credits click the Resume/CV tab located above.