Jason is a multi-award winning lighting designer for theatre, opera, dance, music theatre, puppetry, orchestral concerts and live events.
Jason’s work regularly tours nationally and has been seen internationally in New Zealand and Off Broadway in the United States. He has designed lighting for major Australian companies including Opera Queensland, Bell Shakespeare, Griffin Theatre, Queensland Theatre, La Boite Theatre Company, Brisbane Festival, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, shake & stir theatre co, Harvest Rain Theatre Company, JUTE Theatre Company, Dead Puppet Society, Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, The Good Room, Little Red Productions, Shock Therapy Productions, Queensland Camerata Chamber Orchestra, Expressions Dance Company, Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, Queensland University of Technology, Hothouse Theatre, Belloo Productions, Debase Theatre, Oscar Production Company plus many others.
Jason has collaborated with some of Australia’s leading directors and choreographers including: Lee Lewis, Patrick Nolan, Kris Stewart, Wesley Enoch, Isaac Drandic, Michael Gow, David Berthold, Natalie Weir, Ursula Martinez, David Fenton, Matt Scholten, David Bell, Sue Rider, Lisa Wilson, Liesel Zink, Jennifer Flowers, Suellen Maunder, Daniel Evans and Michael Futcher.
Recent highlights include: for Opera Queensland, KISS ME, KATE directed by Kris Stewart; for Queensland Theatre, THE LONGEST MINUTE (with JUTE Debase and JUTE Theatre) directed by Bridget Boyle, RICE (with Griffin Theatre Company and Hothouse Theatre Company) directed by Lee Lewis, COUNTRY SONG directed by Wesley Enoch, ARGUS (with Dead Puppet Society) directed by David Morton; For La Boite Theatre Company, LASER BEAK MAN (with Dead Puppet Society and Brisbane Festival) directed by David Morton, LADY BEATLE (with Little Red) directed by Adam Brunes and Naomi Price, THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD III directed by Daniel Evans, A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM directed by Benjamin Schostakowski; For shake & stir theatre co A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ENDGAME and DRACULA directed by Michael Futcher, WUTHERING HEIGHTS directed by Nick Skubij, ROALD DAHL’S GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and ROALD DAHL’S REVOLTOING RHYMES & DIRTY BEASTS directed by Ross Balbuziente; For The GOOD ROOM, I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS (with Queensland Theatre), I JUST CAME TO SAY GOODBYE and I’VE BEEN MEANING TO ASK YOU (with Brisbane Festival) directed by Daniel Evan’s; For JUTE Theatre Company BUKAL directed by Andrea James, HERE WE ALL ARE.ASSEMBLED directed by Matt Scholten, JOH FOR PM directed by Kris Stewart, For Queensland Conservatorium, HANSEL & GRETEL THE OPERA directed by Michael Gow and VAL MACHIN OPERA SCENE’S directed by David Bell.
Jason has won two Matilda Awards for Best Lighting design for DRACULA and CARRIE THE MUSICAL. He has also won the Gold Matilda Award for his exceptional body of work in 2013. He received further Matilda Award nominations for A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE LONGEST MINUTE, LADY BEATLE, THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD III, DRAG QUEENSLAND, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, PETER PAN and A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM. He also received Broadway World Sydney Best Lighting design nomination for RICE.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Fine Art’s (Technical Production) from the Queensland University of Technology.
In 2019 Jason’s work includes A FLOWERING TREE for Opera Queensland; CITY OF GOLD for Queensland Theatre and Griffin Theatre Company; new stage adaptations of ROALD DAHL’S FANTASTIC MR FOX, JANE EYRE and a national tour of ROALD DAHL’S REVOLTING RHYMES & DIRTY BEASTS; a national tour of Little Red’s 2017 hit LADY BEATLE; a re-mount of Dead Puppet Society’s LASER BEAK MAN at the Brisbane Festival, Sydney Opera House and The Arts Centre Melbourne and a national regional tour of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL with SK Entertainment.
Jason regularly runs Lighting Design workshops and lectures. For information regarding Workshops, please click here.