Jai trained at RADA and won the 2016 Association of Lighting Designer’s ETC Award.
Lighting designs include: The Hoes (Hampstead Theatre); Losing Venice (Orange Tree Theatre); King Lear, Lorna Doone (Exmoor National Park); Sufi:Zen (Akademi Dance); No Sound Ever Dies (Surrey Arts); Superhero: The Musical (NYMT); Engine Break (The Plasticine Men); Kanye The First (HighTide); Robin Hood(Greenwich Theatre); Alice in Wonderland (Birmingham Old Rep); Bitched (Kali Theatre); A Lie of the Mind, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Southwark Playhouse); The Cunning Little Vixen (Arcola Theatre); My Name is Rachel Corrie(The Other Room, Cardiff); 46 Beacon (Trafalgar Studios with Rick Fisher); Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Road (White Bear Theatre/Trafalgar Studios 2); Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves (Theatre503); Acorn (Courtyard Theatre. Off-West End Award nomination for Best Lighting); The Man Will Kill Us All, The Crucible (ALRA); The Legend of Charlie Peace (Central); The Beggar’s Opera, Pains of Youth, Obama-ology (RADA).
A Lie of The Mind
‘A Lie of the Mind’ is an example of where all design aspects complimented the piece and really made an impact on the audience.
From a lighting perspective, I helped build the contents by encouraging the abstract moments to go further than initially expected, by creating drastic lighting changes and making the story clear to the audience in the moment. This also allowed me to created incredible tableau moments on stage that became a lasting memory.