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Jason H. Thompson

video design

About this Artist

JASON H. THOMPSON designs for opera, dance, theater, theme parks, commercial, architecture and corporate events. He recently received a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Vietgone. Jason has also been awarded the Kinetic Lighting Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatrical Design. He has received two Ovation Awards for Chavez Ravine (Projection Design) and Venice (Projection Design). 

Select credits, international: Lost Highway (Oper Frankfurt), Die Walküre (Karlsruhe, Germany), Tri Sestri (Vienna State Opera), Tarzan and Frozen Sing-Along (Shanghai Disneyland). Broadway: Baby, It’s You! Key Projects: Twilight: Gods (Michigan Opera Theatre); A Trip to the Moon and Young Caesar (LA Phil); Hopscotch and Invisible Cities (The Industry); Cage Songbooks (Carnegie Hall); Chavez Ravine, The Steward of Christendom, Venice, This Beautiful City, Palomino, Throw Me from the Burnpile and Light Me Up (Center Theatre Group); Behavior of Broadus (Sacred Fools); Venice, The Great Immensity (Public Theatre), Cunning Little Vixen (Cleveland Orchestra); and Wingman (Ars Nova). Additionally, Jason has worked at a number of regional theaters including Guthrie Theater, Kansas City Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Signature Theatre in D.C., Geffen Playhouse, and South Coast Repertory. He’s also created four video installations for the Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles. 

Jason is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 and a company member of The Industry, an independent artist-driven company creating experimental productions that expand the definition of opera.  

JASON H. THOMPSON and KAITLYN PIETRAS are husband and wife designers living in Los Angeles, California. Together they share over 20 years of experience covering a wide variety of industries with their craft including theater, opera, dance, museums, theme parks, corporate and immersive environments. They’ve designed for major companies and theaters all over the world including The Industry, Vienna State Opera, Oper Frankfurt, Walt Disney Creative Entertainment, Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Carnegie Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, New World Orchestra, the Public Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Kansas City Rep, South Coast Rep, the Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Artists Repertory Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, and Ars Nova. Collectively, they have won two Los Angeles Ovation Awards, three LADCC awards, as well as having their work showcased at the Prague Quadrennial in 2019, 2015, and 2011.