For over 20 years Jason has designed lighting for theatre, dance, and opera, working in venues of all sizes in Seattle, London, and elsewhere. His work with the Seattle company theater simple has toured to festivals in the US, Canada, Australia and Singapore.

In 2014 he helped publish Love Letters to the Home Office, a book compiling stories of families separated by the 2012 UK Family Immigration Rules. In 2015 the book was adapted for the stage as an ongoing, evolving, non-violent protest of the conservative government immigration policy, and has now seen successful presentations in London and Edinburgh, with plans for more in 2016.

Jason holds an MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Washington.


[As producer]
Three Brothers, Theatre N16, June, and Etcetera Theatre, August 2016
The Xmas Carol, Old Red Lion, December 2015
Love Letters to the Home Office, Battersea Arts Centre, April 2015

[As Lighting Designer]
Mountains of Madness (London Horror Festival, Oct 2016)
Queen Lear (Tristan Bates Theatre)
HVI: Play of Thrones (Union Theatre)
The Ring Plays (The Scoop at More London)
Fair Em (Union Theatre)
Darling of the Day (Union Theatre)
The Trojan War and Peace (The Scoop at More London)
King John (Union Theatre)
The Moon is Halfway to Heaven (Jermyn Street)
Fings Ain’t Wot They Used To Be (Union Theatre)
The American Clock (Finborough)
Double Falsehood (Union Theatre/New Players transfer)
A Christmas Carol (King’s Head, 2007 & 2008)


[As Lighting Designer]

[Theatre] includes Annex Theatre (Empty Space, CHAC, Rendezvous Jewelbox); theater simple (Freehold Theatre, Sand Point Naval Station, Seattle Fringe Festival, numerous US and international festivals); Book-it Repertory Theatre (Seattle Centre, ACT – Cabaret Theatre, On The Boards); Open Circle Theatre; Macha Monkey Productions (Seattle Mime Theatre, Freehold Theatre); Sight Nine Productions (Seattle Public Theatre, Theatre Off Jackson); Re-Act (Theatre Off Jackson, Seattle Public Theatre), many more…

[Opera] Early Music Guild (Intiman Theatre, ACT/Falls Theatre, Seattle Town Hall); Seattle Experimental Opera (Nippon Kan Theatre); Benevolent Order for Music of the Baroque (Nippon Kan Theatre); University of Washington School of Music/Opera(Meany Hall Studio and mainstage)

[Dance] Pat Graney (Moore Theatre); Sheri Cohen (Freehold Studio, Broadway Performance Hall); Velocity Dance Studio (Broadway Performance Hall); better biscuit (Freehold Theatre; On The Boards); University of Washington (Meany Hall Studio); Northwest Dance Syndrome (Freehold Theatre)

Assistant/Associate Lighting Design

At Seattle Repertory Theatre: Chris Akerlind; Jim Ingalls; Peter Kaczorowski; Peter Maradudin; Rick Paulsen; Nancy Schertler (also 5th Avenue Theatre); Greg Sullivan

Elsewhere: Don Holder (Intiman Theatre, Rutgers University); M.L. Geiger (Intiman Theatre, Pioneer Theatre, US National tour); Katharine Williams (Arcola Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre), Peter Bracilano (Village Theatre)

MFA Theatre Lighting Design
University of Washington, 1997

BFA Theatre Design & Technology (Lighting emphasis)
Arizona State University, 1993