||Leon Ingulsrud is a theatre actor, director and teacher. He was
born and raised in Japan as the son of Lutheran Missionaries.
After a year in film school and a stint at the University of Minnesota,
Mr. Ingulsrud returned to Japan to join the Suzuki Company of
Toga of which he was a member for seven years. While with the
Suzuki Company Mr. Ingulsrud toured throughout the world and worked
with a wide variety of artists including Robert Wilson, Paul Jenkins
and Roger Reynolds. He also served as a resident director at the
ATM, arts center in Mito Japan. With the Suzuki Company Mr. Ingulsrud
appeared in such productions as HOMAGE TO HOMO LUDINS, KING LEAR,
DIONYSUS, MACBETH, IVANOV and GREETINGS FROM THE EDGES OF THE
After leaving the Suzuki Company Mr. Ingulsrud earned an MFA in
Directing from Columbia University, and helped found the SITI
Company with Anne Bogart. With the SITI Company Mr. Ingulsrud
has taught extensively as well as assisting and collaborating
on a variety of productions. He also appeared in ORESTES, THE
SEVEN DEADLY SINS (at New York City Opera) and bobrauschenburgamerica.
Mr. Ingulsrud has taught acting in workshops, conservatories and
universities throughout the world including such institutions
as The Julliard School, Trinity College Dublin, NYU, Fordham University,
Bard College, Old Dominion University, University of Missouri
Kansas City, Western Michigan University and Louisiana State University.
Directing credits include ALICE IN WONDERLAND, SLIDE THING, BLUE EYED BOY, ENDGAME, THE HAIRY APE, MACBETH, MARTINI CEREMONY, MEDEA, ANGEL/BABEL, SHORT STORIES, EPITAPH FOR THE WHALES, THE SEA, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, THE TEMPEST, DEATH OF A SALESMAN and three productions of MOBY DICK.
Mr. Ingulsrud is also active in translating contemporary Japanese
theatre texts into English as well as providing simultanious translation
for Japanese productions touring the United States.
Mr. Ingulsrud currently resides in New York City.
Please feel free to contact Leon directly for more information.