Jason H. Thompson and Kaitlyn Pietras are husband and wife Projection Designers living in Los Angeles, CA. Their work has been seen internationally in the UK, Europe and Asia. Most recently, they were awarded an LADCC Award for their projection design for Vietgone, and their design for A Trip to the Moon was shortlisted for the KOI-USA Award for Projection Design. They’ve designed for major companies and theaters all over the US including: The Industry, Walt Disney Creative Entertainment, Center Theatre Group, LA Philharmonic, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, New World Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, The Public Theatre, Broadway, The Guthrie Theatre, 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 work showcased at the Prague Quadrennial in 2019, 2015, and 2011.
JASON H. THOMPSON designs projections and lighting for opera, dance, theatre, theme parks, commercial, architecture and corporate events. He recently received an LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Vietgone. Jason has also been awarded The Kinetic Lighting Award for outstanding achievement in theatrical design. He also received two Ovation Awards for Chavez Ravine [Projection Design] and Venice [Projection Design].
Select Credits: Broadway: Baby, It's you!. International: Lost Highway (Oper Frankfurt), Die Walkure (Karlsruhe, Germany), Tri Sestri (Vienna State Opera), Tarzan and Frozen Sing A-Long (Shanghai Disneyland). Key Projects: 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), Wingman (Ars Nova). Additionally, he has worked at a number of regional theaters including: The Guthrie, KC Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Signature Theatre in DC, Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Repertory Theatre. 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.
KAITLYN PIETRAS is a projection designer who is dedicated to exploiting and merging the mediums of theatre, architecture, and film into her work. Kaitlyn has received two LA Drama Critics Circle Awards for Vietgone [Video Design] and RII [Video Design] as well as two LA Weekly Award nominations for RII and Slipping [Projection Design]. She has also received a New York Innovative Theatre Award nomination [Outstanding Innovative Design- Projection Design] for her work in The Gin Baby.
Select credits: Regional: How to Catch Creation, Mother Road, Unison, Mojada (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Mysterious Circumstances (Geffen Playhouse), Breaking Through (Pasadena Playhouse), Smart People (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Cuba Libre (Artists Repertory Theatre), Flora & Ulysses and OZ 2.5 (South Coast Repertory), A Christmas Carol (Kansas City Rep). Opera: Lost Highway (Oper Frankfurt), A Trip to the Moon, Young Caesar (LA Phil). New York: A Fable (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Gin Baby (IRT Theatre), Do Like the Kids Do, Shiner (IAMA Theatre Co.). Los Angeles: Vietgone (East West Players), The Other Place, The English Bride, Melissa Arctic (Road Theatre Co.), RII (Theatre @ Boston Court), Thieves, Slipping (Rattlestick West).
Kaitlyn is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.