Bag&Baggage Productions staff. April 2019. (photo by Casey Campbell Photography)

Jim Ricks-White

Jim Ricks-White
Technical Director & Production Manager

With over 30 years in theatre, Jim is pleased to be part of the staff here at Bag&Baggage, adding Production Manager to his duties as Technical Director and Lighting Designer. Jim has worked professionally as a Production Stage Manager and Stage Manager (Civic Light Opera Seattle, Spokane Interplayers, Stumptown Stages); Technical Director, Lighting and Set Designer (Innovation Theatreworks, Tower Theatre, Portland Actors Ensemble); Properties Artisan; and all-around Theatre Tech (the list goes on and on…) — in venues as small as 99-seat black box theaters, and as large as the Olympic Stadium for the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics as well as lighting the World’s Largest Building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, for New Year’s Eve 2018. Basically, he has yet to meet a theatre tech job he didn’t like — or at least enjoy! Jim has also taught technical theatre at PCC Sylvania and has held numerous administrative positions in theatre during his career. In his free time, Jim loves to travel, explore great food, and enjoys working off steam swinging a Fly Rod on the river or Kayaking the local rivers and lakes. Jim looks forward to being able to help nail down some good storytelling and bring the Bag&Baggage Season to light!