Jamie Nesbitt makes his Pacific Opera Victoria debut as Projection Designer for POV's 2012 production of Verdi's Macbeth.
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 is constantly evolving. Jamie treats every show as a new opportunity to explore projection design, and how he can best support the play at hand.
Based out of Vancouver Jamie works across Canada, in Europe and in New York.
Credits include Canadian Stage, Victoria's Belfry Theatre,The Vancouver Playhouse, Bard on the Beach, The Arts Club, The Electric Company, Rumble Productions, Pi Theatre, The Chop, Theatre Calgary, The Citadel, Cahoots Theatre, The Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Neptune Theatre, The Actors Repertory Company, The Yukon Arts Centre, Company 14 (New York), Kidd Pivot (Europe), and many more. Jamie's work has also toured North America with the celebrated children's theatre company Greenthumb Theatre.
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.
His work has received national acclaim. He is the recipient of six Jessie Richardson Award Nominations, a 2009 Jessie Richardson award, the 2008 City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award, the 2007 Sam Payne award, and the 2006 Earl Klein Memorial Scholarship.