Alexander Ridgers is a lighting designer based in Chicago, USA 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; Lucky Plush Productions; Drury Lane Theatre, IL; Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts IN; Fort Worth Opera Festival TX. 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).
Alexander is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago teaching Lighting Design to undergraduate students in the School of Theatre & Music and also a studio assistant for Marcus Doshi Design LLC (credits including: Public Theatre NYC, Steppenwolf Theatre, Theatre for a New Audience, Houston Grand Opera)