Image courtesy of Jamie Nesbitt

Image courtesy of Jamie Nesbitt


Whitehorse, YT

May 6-8, 2016


Open Pit Theatre invites you to attend a Projection Design Workshop facilitated by award winning projection designer Jamie Nesbitt. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn and experiment with image treatment, mapping and create your very own projection designs. This week-end workshop is intended for videographers, multimedia artists, performers, musicians, directors, set and lighting designers and anyone interested in learning a new skill!


Join us for a creative week-end with one of the most in demand projection designers in Canada!

Thank you to the Cultural Industry Training Fund for making this workshop possible!





 Since graduating from the acclaimed theatre school Studio 58, Jamie Nesbitt has fast become one of Canada’s leading projections designers. His skills as a designer are wide ranging, and his repertoire of talents are constantly evolving. Jamie treats every show as a new opportunity to explore projection design, and how he can best support the play at hand.

In the stage version of It’s a Wonderful Life (Jessie nomination) Jamie used the original movie to magically bring the screen characters to life on stage. In Frost/Nixon, he created stunning projected environments, both realistic and abstract, to support the world of this award winning play (Jessie Award). In Spank!, (Jessie nomination) Jamie, and his team of 3D animators, collaborated to create a design where actors actually jumped between the virtual world and the live world onstage. Other designs have included Russian propaganda poster art, 2d animation, and his commercially successful photography.

Based out of Vancouver, Canada Jamie works across the country, in Europe and in New York. Jamie’s resume includes: The Canadian Stage Theatre company (Toronto), The Vancouver Playhouse (Vancouver), Kidd Pivot (Europe), Bard on the Beach (Vancouver), The Arts Club (Vancouver), The Electric Company (Vancouver), Theatre Calgary (Calgary),  Company 14 (New York), The Citadel (Edmonton), Pi Theatre (Vancouver), The Belfry (Victoria),  The Chop (Vancouver), Cahoots Theatre (Toronto), The Old Trout Puppet Workshop (Calgary), Neptune Theatre (Halifax),  The Actors Repertory Company (Toronto), The Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse), Rumble Productions (Vancouver) and many more. Jamie’s work has also toured North America with celebrated children’s theatre company Greenthumb Theatre.

His work has received national acclaim, being reviewed in the Globe and Mail and National Post. He is the recipient of 6 Jessie Richardson Award Nominations, a 2009 Jessie Richardson award, the 2008 Mayor Arts award, the 2007 Sam Payne award, and the 2006 Earl Klien Memorial Scholarship.

For more information about Jamie, or to see more of his work please visit his WEBSITE.


Our Projection Design Workshop will introduce participants to the art and use of projections.  Jamie will outline how and when projections can be used in a hands-on-workshop suitable for those wishing to incorporate projections into their art - whether it be for theatre, performance art, visual art, music performances, or public events.  Each participant will be provided with temporary access to the software that Jamie uses to design his projections, and from there will learn the basic skills of projection design.  We will cover image sourcing, mapping, editing, and display.   A limited number of projectors and computers will be provided for the group to experiment with throughout the weekend.  If possible, please bring your own computer. 

This is an introductory course so no direct experience is required. That being said, the work is computer based so those registering should be comfortable working on a computer.

The workshop hours will be:

Friday, May 6 = 6pm-9pm

Saturday, May 7 = 10am-4pm (with a 1 hour lunch)

Sunday, May 8 = 10am-4pm (with a 1 hour lunch)

The cost of the workshop is $150 per person and a maximum of ten participants will be accepted.  With such limited availability a non-refundable deposit of $50 per person is required in order to hold your spot.  

To register, please fill out the form below.  We will send you a confirmation of your registration.

If you have any questions feel free to email Jessica Hickman at or phone Geneviève Doyon at (867) 336-0176. 


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