‌James P. Birder

Stage Management

MFA – Carnegie-Mellon University

James P. Birder is a director and Equity stage manager (AEA) who has worked nationally and internationally in ballet, drama, modern dance, musicals, jazz, and rock 'n roll.  His New York credits include the tours of MameNunsenseMan of La ManchaFor Colored Girls...SuicideSugar Babies, and Sophisticated Ladies. For Radio City Music Hall, Mr. Birder served as a stage manager for The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes. He has served as the production stage manager and lighting designer for the Milwaukee Ballet and Nikolais/Louis Dance Companies; as lighting designer for the Dave Brubeck Quartet; and as an art director for Landmark Entertainment Group's Japanese Theme Park, Harmony Land. Recently, he served as the production stage manager for MISI Producciones’ production of Por Siempre Navidad in Bogota, Colombia.  Mr. Birder is the resident director of Music Theatre in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and he heads the BFA stage management program at The University of Miami. He is a past executive board member of the Stage Manager's Association (SMA) in New York City, and a former vice-commissioner for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).