the spring of ’98 “on a dare”, James Sugg was asked to make music for Pig Iron
Theatre Company's "Gentleman Volunteers".
Consequently, he has designed for Arena Stage, Seattle Rep, Actor’s
Theater of Louisville, Folger Shakespeare Theater,Wilma Theatre, Arden Theatre,
Rainpan 43 and has toured to Peru, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Ukraine, Italy,
England, Scotland, Ireland and Germany.
James is a 12 year member of Pig Iron Theatre Co. whose work starts from
that initial dare, “what are you most afraid of?” or "what have you never
done?" James’ designs carry that
spirit as well. His curiosity in style
and form have often led him to work with collaborative artists and companies
such as Headlong Dance Theater, Rainpan 43, Lucidity Suitcase International,
White Box Theater and Subcircle. These professional experiments have expanded
James’ work into the realm of dance and installation and continued to blur the
lines between musician/dancer/actor and audience. He is the comoposer of the musical theater
pieces: “A Murder, A Mystery And A Marriage”, “THE SEA”, "Cherry Bomb" and the female a cappella score for Orestes. James has been awarded the
Barrymore for Outstanding Sound Design four times and was named the Otto Haas
Emerging Theater Artist in ’05. James was awarded an Obie for his performance
in “Chekhov Lizardbrain” and is a
2010 Pew Fellow.