WING-MAN SELECTED FOR PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL
The theatrical projection work of Wing-Man, designed by Projection Designer Jason H. Thompson, was selected to go to the Prague Quadrennial (PQ) by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). The prestigious Prague Quadrennial is the world’s largest performance design event, held every four years since 1967 to celebrate contemporary scenography and performance design in all disciplines and genres. USITT, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, has sent a U.S. national exhibit to the PQ since 1971. Wing-Man’s performance technology was selected along with 16 other technical theatrical pieces, in the areas of Performance Design Exhibits, Scenic Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, and Projection Design.
WING-MAN’S PROJECTION DESIGNER JASON H. THOMPSON
Jason has worked on over 50 Productions as a Projection Designer around the world. His credits include the Broadway musical Baby It’s You!, Venice at the Public Theatre, Remember Me an international touring show with Parsons Dance Company, Cage Songbooks a 45 minute selection of Cage Compositions performed at Carnegie Hall, SF Symphony, and New World Symphony in Miami, Crescent City Opera and Invisible Cities new experimental operas directed by Yuval Sharon, Bad Apples a new musical about Abu Ghraib, The Great Immensity an exploratory theatrical experience based on interviews by the Civilians about Global Warming. He has designed the video for Stars on Ice for the last six years, and has worked with the Scott Hamilton Cares Foundation for the last two years.
As a video engineer, Jason was the Head Video Engineer for a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign for Stanford University called Leading Matters.; 4K resolution content was projected on 60’ curved walls surrounding the dining area for the event.
He’s received an LA Ovation Award, Jesse Award Nomination, LADCC Nominations, and LA Weekly Theatre Award Nominations for his work. In addition to his professional career, he has taught as an adjunct professor at Cal Arts and UCLA. Jason is a member of USA Local 829.
GEORGIA TECH RESIDENCY
Mark Gindick had the opportunity to build another key aspect of Wing-Man with a guest artist residency at Georgia Tech. With Georgia Tech students and professional projection designer Jason H. Thompson, the group had the opportunity to build out the online platform wingmanconnected.com.
More performances meant more story-building too, with a chance to work the new story choices of the ending developed at CUNY Dance Initiative/John Jay residency.