Leon Ingulsrud was born and grew up in Japan as the son of Lutheran Missionaries. After attending the University of Minnesota he joined the Suzuki Company Of Toga in 1987 and was a member of that company for seven years, during which time he worked with such artists as Robert Wilson, Roger Reynolds, Takeshi Kawamura, Ratan Thiyam and many others. During this time Mr. Ingulsrud also served as a resident director at the ATM Arts Center in Mito, Japan.
In the early nineties, Leon helped found SITI Company and has worked with SITI ever since, becoming one of three artistic directors along with Anne Bogart and Ellen Lauren when the company created a shared leadership structure in 2011.
While continuing to work with SITI Company, Mr. Ingulsrud completed a Master Of Fine Arts degree in Directing from Columbia University, and served two years as Artistic Director of Swine Palace in Baton Rouge LA.
Mr. Ingulsrud has taught and led workshops widely throughout the United States and the world. He as been a guest artist and adjust faculty member in many universities and colleges, including being the 2019 Black Mountain Legacy Fellow at the University of North Carolina Asheville. He teaches extensively with the SITI Company and has been a core member of the SITI Conservatory faculty since its creation in 2013.
In addition to directing, acting and teaching, Mr. Ingulsrud has translated for English publication or production, eleven Japanese contemporary plays. He also works with such organizations as The Japan Society and The Park Ave Armory to provide translation services for Japanese language performances in the US.
As a performer he can be seen in featured roles in AMC’s acclaimed western series Hell On Wheels, as well as the hit game Red Dead Redemption 2.
A Radio Christmas Carol
FALLING & LOVING
the theater is a blank page
the event of a thread
Cafe Variations (Small Version)
Café Variations (Large Version)
Trojan Women (After Euripides)
Who Do You Think You Are
Nicholas & Alexandra
War of the Worlds – the Radio Play
The Seven Deadly Sins
- Coming Soon