Jessica Hung Han Yun

Using Light in Theatrical Storytelling with Jessica Hung Han Yun (via Zoom)

Thursday 23 July 2020, 12pm-2pm, via Zoom



NEW DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday 20 July at 6pm


How important is lighting in the art of theatrical storytelling? 

How do you get the best out of your team and create an enjoyable experience? 

This workshop will look into how you use light in theatre to tell a narrative, from the very beginning of the process to the end. Exploring compositions, basic lighting language and the power it has in different spaces,practical activities, composition and atmosphere then how you can transfer that to the stage, how you communicate your ideas to a lighting designer and Q&A to ask your specific questions.

About Jessica

Jessica Hung Han Yun is a London based lighting designer experimenting with light in all spaces. Jessica received a Knight of Illumination Award for Plays for Equus (2019) and has been nominated for the Off West End Award for Best Lighting Design for Equus (2019) and Nine Foot Nine (2018). 2019 Broadway World UK nomination for Best Lighting Design of a New Production of a Play for Equus and WOS nomination for Best Lighting Design 2019.

Credits include: EQUUS (Theatre Royal Stratford East/ English Touring Theatre/ Trafalgar Studios); SEVEN METHODS OF KILLING KYLIE JENNER, PAH-LA (Royal Court); FAIRVIEW (Young Vic); SNOWFLAKE (Kiln Theatre); SUMMER ROLLS (Park Theatre/ Bristol Old Vic); FACES IN THE CROWD, MEPHISTO [A RHAPSODY], DEAR ELIZABETH, THE HUMAN VOICE (Gate Theatre); THE LAST OF THE PELICAN DAUGHTERS (Complicité, Edinburgh /Royal & Derngate); ARMADILLO (The Yard Theatre); ONE (HOME/ UK tour); SNOWFLAKE (Arts Fire Station, Oxford); FORGOTTEN (Theatre Royal Plymouth/ Arcola); A PUPIL (Park Theatre); HIVE CITY LEGACY (Roundhouse); CUCKOO (Soho Theatre); NINE FOOT NINE (Bunker Theatre/ Edinburgh Festival); THE PARTY’S OVER, INTO THE CLOUDS (Nonsuch Theatre)

This workshop is suitable for:

  • For early career/aspiring designers with basic knowledge of lighting design 
  • For lighting designers / designers who want to further explore light as part of their practice 
  • For lighting designers with intermediate experience who would like a refresher in using light in storytelling
  • For directors/theatre makers who want to deepen their understanding of lighting as part of their practice
  • For writers who want to further understand the use of light in storytelling

This opportunity is open to all ages and locations within the UK, but positively aimed at those who identify as a person of colour of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) heritage.

Application process

No formal qualifications are necessary to apply, however applicants must demonstrate an interest in lighting design. Applications should include:  

1) Your current CV if you have one, including any relevant experience (this does not have to specifically refer to your lighting interests), OR a short (max 200 words) statement of interest including your particular interest in this masterclass. This can be as basic or as creative as you wish it to be, as long as it tells us a little bit about you as an artist. 

2) A completed Data Form

Workshop fee: Pay What You Decide*

*Please ensure your payment(s) are made at least 24 hours prior to the workshop start time

Please email Tamasha’s Assistant Producer with the above information to apply.


All applicants will hear back from Samia in July. However if you have a question concerning the workshop please contact

Deadline to apply: Monday 20 July at 6pm