Light, James

(1894-1964)
   Born in Pittsburgh, the stage director studied painting and architecture at Carnegie Institute of Technology. After meeting Eugene O'Neill, he joined the Provincetown Players, first as an actor and then directing for the company for 13 years from 1917, staging O'Neill's S. S. Glencairn and All God's Chillun Got Wings, both in 1924. Light also directed for the Federal Theatre Project* and taught at the New School for Social Research, serving as dean of drama from 1939 to 1942.

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