James P. Murphy received his BA in Technical/Design Theater from SUNY at Albany in 1981. Since then Murph has worked as a Tech Director, Production Manager, Lighting and Sound designer throughout the Northeast. Murph is the resident Lighting Designer for the Dance Department at Swarthmore, as well as the Theater Department's Lighting Design Instructor.
Murph received a Barrymore Nomination for Sound design on The Arden Theater's Production of A Midsummer's Night Dream, and was the lighting designer for Mum Puppettheatre's 2005 production of that classic.
In Philadelphia his most recent work has been in the 2004 Fringe Live Arts Festival for Sasha Welsh and Aryiani Manring and with Mum Puppettheatre as Lighting Designer for the critically acclaimed Puppetmaster of Lodz, Madwoman of Chaillot and Seance.
Original dance lighting design include Last Train to Philly for Doug Elkins and Dance of our Ancestors for Kariamu Welsh & Co.