2019–20 Season: Lighting Designer, The Marriage of Figaro
Making her San Francisco Opera debut next season, Jane Cox is a lighting designer for theater, dance and music. Recent designs include Broadway productions of Sam Shepherd’s True West, August Wilson’s Jitney and the musicals Amelie and Color Purple, as well as the theatrical adaptation of Between the World and Me and Othello in Central Park. Other theater and opera designs include Broadway productions of Machinal and All the Way; Hamlet at the Barbican Centre in London and Lucia di Lammermoor at Houston Grand Opera and the Sydney Opera House.
She is a twenty-year company member of the Monica Bill Barnes & Company contemporary American dance company, and has longstanding relationships with the directors Sam Gold, Bill Rauch and John Doyle. She has been nominated for several Drama Desk Awards and two Tony Awards, and was awarded the Ruth Morley Design Award in 2016. She is the director of the theater program at Princeton University, where she focuses on engaging more diverse communities in telling stories; on relationships between the arts and the sciences; and on deepening the program’s relationship with new American playwriting and with music theater, including opera. Upcoming designs include King Lear on Broadway and a new musical of The Secret Life of Bees.