Alexander Ridgers is a lighting designer originally hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland.
Alexander trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow on the B.A Technical & Production Arts course and then at Northwestern University on the MFA theatre design program.
Selected US design credits include work at Writers Theatre; Indiana Repertory Theatre; Milwaukee Chamber Theatre; Chicago Children's Theatre; American Blues Theatre; Kokandy Productions; Griffin Theatre Company; Wago; Fort Worth Opera Festival. UK credits include: Royal Opera House 2 (assistant); British Youth Opera; Associate Designer for Sell A Door Theatre Company (2012-2013); Tron Theatre; Tramway Theatre Arts; Edinburgh Festival Fringe (numerous).
Alexander is winner of the 2012 Francis Reid Award from the Association of Lighting Designers, and won the Best Student Designer Exhibition Award 2016 at the Michael Merritt Awards.. Alexander was nominated for the 2017 Outstanding Lighting Design Non-Equity Jeff Award and the same category in the Chicago Theatre Awards for his work on 'Winterset' with Griffin Theatre Company (2016) as well as the Equity Jeff Award in 2019 for his work on "Pinocchio" with The House Theatre of Chicago. He has presented his work at USITT Young Designers Forum (2016), and the National Design Portfolio Review in NYC (2016).
Alexander is studio assistant for Marcus Doshi Design LLC (credits including: Public Theatre NYC, Steppenwolf Theatre, Theatre for a New Audience, Brooklyn, Houston Grand Opera), and has assisted other designers at Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre and National Theatre of GB, London.