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5 minutes with...Jessica HHY

Updated: Feb 19

Collaborative Creations recently had the great pleasure of chatting with Lighting Designer Jessica Hung Han Yun (HHY), winner of the The Knight of Illumination ADB Award for Plays 2019 for Equus at the Theatre Royal Stratford.

Tell us about a recent project you’ve been involved in.


Fairview was a recent production I had the luck of being involved with.


How did you get into the industry?


I started doing GCSE Drama thinking I could pass it easily, but it turned out I couldn’t remember lines well and was very bad at acting so ended up in lighting. We had a super basic rig at school but Pete the technician there was amazing and taught me everything!


What inspires your lighting choices when working on a production?


For me it's all about the storytelling. As a Lighting Designer you tell the narrative through lighting, you are another character on stage. I tend to go with what my instinct is when I first read the script and build from there.


If you could've worked on any past production what would it be?


‘Future self’ by Wayne McGregor.


Who inspires you (industry or otherwise)?


James Turrell, an installation artist who I really admire because of his use of colour and space. Paule Constable is an inspiration because of her understanding and commitment to story telling.

Equus, Photo by Richard Davenport

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself as you were starting out?


To not be afraid, to try wild ideas and it's fine to fail.


What’s an issue the lighting industry needs to address?


Lighting is a niche industry as it is and it needs to become more accessible to younger people.


How do you spend your free time?


Going to the movies and hanging out with mates.


What is your favourite thing about working in the creative industry?


Being in a creative industry enables you constantly be learning and exploring.

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