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GLENlight is Jason Glenwright.


Jason is a multi-award winning lighting designer for theatre, opera, dance, music theatre, puppetry, orchestral concerts, broadcast and live events with over 300 credits to his name.


Jason’s work regularly tours nationally and has been seen internationally in New Zealand, London's West End as well as Off Broadway in the United States. He has designed lighting for works presented at major Australian companies including Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Queensland, Bell Shakespeare, Griffin Theatre, Queensland Theatre, La Boite Theatre Company, Brisbane Festival, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, shake & stir theatre co, Flipside Circus, Harvest Rain Theatre Company, JUTE Theatre Company, Dead Puppet Society, Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, The Good Room, Little Red Productions, Shock Therapy Productions, Hothouse Theatre plus many others.


Jason has collaborated with some of Australia’s leading directors and choreographers including: Lee Lewis, Damien Ryan, 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 Sydney Theatre Company/shake & stir: Fantastic Mr Fox; For Queensland Theatre: Taming of the Shrew, The Holidays, City of Gold (with Griffin Theatre Company), The Longest Minute (with Debase Productions & JUTE Theatre), Rice (with Griffin Theatre Company), Country Song, Argus (with Dead Puppet Society), Rumour Has It (with Little Red), I Want to Know What Love Is (with The Good Room), A Tribute of Sorts (with Metro Arts), The Removalists, Faustus (with Bell Shakespeare), Water Falling Down, The Little Dog Laughed, Thom Pain (Based on Nothing), Opera Queensland: A Flowering Tree, Kiss Me, Kate; La Boite Theatre Company: Tiddas, An Ideal Husband, Laser Beak Man (with Dead Puppet Society and Brisbane Festival), Lady Beatle (with Little Red), The Tragedy of King Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; JUTE Theatre: La Bella Figura, To Kill A Cassowary, Bukal, Here We All Are. Assembled, Joh For PM; SK Entertainment: Friends The Musical Parody, Menopause The Musical; Myths Made Here: Cinderella; The Good Room: Let’s Be Friends Furever, One Bottle Later, I Just Came to Say Goodbye, I’ve Been Meaning To Ask You (with Brisbane Festival); shake & stir theatre co: The Twits, Fourthcoming, Jane Eyre, A Christmas Carol, Endgame, Dracula, Wuthering Heights, Fantastic Mr Fox, Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts; Little Red: Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves, Skyfall, Your Song, The Lord Mayors Christmas Carols 2021, The IsoLATE Late Show; Queensland Conservatorium: Hansel & Gretel The Opera.


Jason has won three Matilda Awards for Best Lighting design for THE TWITS (2022), YOUR SONG (2021), CARRIE THE MUSICAL (2016) and DRACULA (2015). He has also won the Gold Matilda Award for his exceptional body of work in 2013. He received further Matilda Award nominations for THE HOLIDAYS, 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.

Throughout 2021/2022 Jason was an active member of the Matilda Awards Judging Panel.

Since January 2023 Jason is the course coordinator of lighting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

Jason regularly runs Lighting Design workshops and lectures. For information regarding Workshops, please click here.

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