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Formerly:

 Head of Lighting, Technical Manager  Royal National Theatre, London 1993-2003

 Production Lighting  Glyndebourne Opera , 1978-1992

 

Honorary Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Deputy Chair & Director of the Association of Lighting Designers

 

Languages:

Englishmaternal tongue

French - good conversational

German and Italian - working knowledge

 

 

Other Activities

Mark presented the ABTT fellowship awards to Richard Pilbrow, Francis Reid and Jason Barnes.

Host of the prestigious Knight of Illumination Awards at the Troxy in 2014 & 2015. 

He chaired platforms at the National Theatre with Richard Pilbrow, David Hersey and Nichola McAuliffe.

He was a contributor to the Philips 2017 LightFest at the NT. 

External Examiner - MA in Collaborative Theatre Production & Design at Guildhall School of Music & Drama (2015-18)

Judge PLASA 2018 Awards for Innovation

 

He has given lectures, talks and sat on panels for the NT Studio Directors course (London, Edinburgh, Belfast, South Africa), NT Education, the Linbury Prize, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, RADA, LAMDA, Rose Bruford College, Central School of Speech & Drama, Motley design, Wimbledon College of Arts/ University of the Arts London, The Victoria & Albert Museum, the Offies, The Society of British Theatre Design, PLASA, the ABTT and the ALD.

 

Artistic Associate of the Chichester Festival 2006-2008

Founder of the infamous Christmas Lighting Lunch since 1993 and continuing annually.  

Columnist for Focus Magazine, writer for the Stage, Sightline and

contributor to various publications on theatre & lighting design.

Off-piste and Back country skier.

Mark Jonathan is internationally renowned as a multi-award winning, lighting designer of  Dance, Drama, Opera, Musicals, Arena and Ice productions all around the world. 

Photo Matthew Ferguson
Honorary Fellowship of Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Awards:

Winner of the Knight of Illumination Award for Opera 2019 (Vanessa, Glyndebourne)

 

Nominated for Best New Production 2019 - International Opera Awards

(Vanessa, Glyndebourne)

 

Winner Reumert Best Opera Production 2017

(Dead Man Walking, Royal Danish Opera)

Winner Best Design Manchester Evening News Award Dr Faustus, Royal Exchange

 

Winner Best Lighting  Backstage Pass Award  Richard III, Nottingham

 

Winner Best Production Schikaneder award, Mathis de Maler, Vienna

Winner Best Theatre award Don Quichotte, Danish National Opera

 

Winner Stiftstidende’s 2014/15 Best Production, Don Quichotte, Danish National Opera

 

Winner Olivier Award Best New Musical Production, Honk, NT

 

Winner Olivier Award Best Drama, Skylight, National Theatre

 

Nominated Reumert Best Opera Production, Askepot, Danish National Opera

 

Nominated Knight of Illumination Award for Opera Lighting 2013 Lulu WNO

 

Nominated Drama Desk Outstanding Lighting 2006/07 

(Prometheus Bound , New York)

Nominated Achievement in Opera, UK Theatre Awards 2015  Jenufa Scottish Opera

Member British Team Prague Quadrenniel 1997

Knight of Illumination Awards 2019 (François Juliat & Mark Jonathan)

Memberships:

ALD (Professional Designer), United Scenic Artists (Local USA 829) & Equity

 

Unbounded Thanks without whom this website wouldn't have happened to :

Rory Beaton, Julie Craig, James McKeogh, Oliver Roberts, Stuart Wild

Photographers:

Clive Barda, Bill Cooper, Den Jyske Opera, Robert Dickson, Robert Day, Matthew Ferguson, Jérôme Grec, Julie Craig, Manuel Harlan, Werner Kmetitsch, LA Opera, Johan Persson,Thomas Petrie, Pat Redmond, Nigel Shepherd, Robert Workman, National Ballet of Japan.

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