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Jean Chan


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"Entering the Linbury gave me the incentive to become a theatre designer. I gained early access to connecting with other theatre makers such as directors from regional theatre companies and emerging theatre directors, who were looking to build new working relationships. The process taught me that working within a collaborative team became key to designing productions and is something that still informs my work today."

Jean Chan, Designer

Jean Chan studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Graduating in 2008 with a BA Hons Degree in Theatre Design. She went on to work as a resident designer, part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Trainee Design Programme 2008-09. In 2009 she won the Linbury Prize for Stage Design.
Current productions: ‘‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Twelfth
Night’ (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London), ‘Reason You Should(n’t) Love Me’ (Kiln Theatre), ‘Red Riding Hood’ (Theatre Royal Stratford East).

Designs include: ‘Open Mic’ (ETT/ Soho Theatre), ’Wild Goose’,‘Plastic’ (Theatre Royal Bath); ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London); ‘Much Ado About Nothing’(Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory) ‘LaCalisto’ (Longborough Opera Festival) ’This Girl Laughs This Girl Cries This Girl Does Nothing’ (Stellar Quines, Scottish tour); ‘The Hired Man’(Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch) ’Dick Whittington’ and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ (Lyric Hammersmith); ‘Plastic’(Ustinov, Bath Theatre Royal); ’Working’, ’The Hairy Ape’, ‘The Irish Giant’; ‘The Seagull’ (Southwark Playhouse); ‘Ticking’ (Trafalgar Studios, London); ‘The Witches’, ‘James and the Giant Peach’, ‘The BFG’ (Dundee Rep); ‘Jumpy’, ‘Hedda Gabler’ (The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh); ‘The Season Ticket’ (Pilot Theatre and Northern Stage); ‘Cyrano De Bergerac’ (The Royal & Derngate and Northern Stage); ‘Mother Courage’, ‘Bordergames’, ‘Tonypandemonium’ (National Theatre Wales);

Costume Designs include: ‘Knights’ Tale (Toho Theatre, Japan); ’The Grinning
Man’ (Trafalgar Studios and Bristol Old Vic); ‘Aladdin’ (Lyric Hammersmith); ‘Lionboy’ (Complicite).

Associate Designs include: ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ (Theatre Cocoon, Japan); ‘The James Plays’ (National Theatre Scotland and Great Britain); ‘Lionboy’ (Complicite); ‘Five Guys Named Moe’ (Underbelly and Theatre Royal Stratford East);
‘Monsters’ (Arcola Theatre).

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