Recognizing
Excellence and Innovation
in Canadian Theatre

Jason Hand and Raha Javanfar

2012, selected by designer Robert Thomson

Jason Hand has created the lighting for the world premieres of The Trespassers at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, The DeChardin Project for The Quickening Theatre, and Tijuana Cure for Theatre Smash, and for the Canadian premieres of The Ugly One for Theatre Smash, and The Silent Serenade for the Royal Conservatory of Music. He developed innovative lighting for site-specific productions Peer Gynt and Gorey Story for The Thistle Project, and the co-op production of Vacancy. He also lit the sold-out productions of La Bohème and Turn of the Screw for Against the Grain Theatre.

Raha Javanfar is an Iranian-born, Toronto-raised, self-employed lighting and projections designer and musician. As a designer, she works primarily in theatre, opera, concert production, and international touring. As a musician, Raha’s main focus is playing the violin in several Toronto-based bands, as well as composition/arrangement and teaching privately.

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