Jamie Vartan has worked extensively as a designer in theatre and opera in Ireland, the UK and Europe, with representations at Prague Quadrennials 1999, 2007 & 2011, and World Stage Design 2013 (WSD 2013 Best Set Design award).
He designed Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk (Galway International Arts Festival / Olympia Theatre, Dublin / Lyttleton, NT – Irish Times Theatre Awards Best Set Design nomination) and Misterman, starring Cillian Murphy (Galway International Arts Festival / St Ann’s Warehouse, New York / Lyttleton, NT – Irish Times Theatre Awards Best Set Design winner, Evening Standard Best Set Design nomination, both for Landmark Productions / Galway International Arts Festival
Other designs for theatre include several productions at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, including The Playboy of the Western World and Mrs Warren’s Profession; Bondagers (Edinburgh Lyceum); Khandan (Royal Court); Mass Observation (Almeida) and The Lost Child Trilogy (David Glass Ensemble), with residencies in Vietnam, Indonesia, China, the Philippines and Colombia, and a number of productions at Nottingham Playhouse.
Designs for opera include The Last Hotel for Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera (Lyceum, Edinburgh International Festival / O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin Theatre Festival / Linbury Studio, ROH / St Ann’s Warehouse, New York); Cristina di Svezia (Wexford Festival Opera); La Ttraviata (Malmo); Ariadne auf Naxos (Salzburg Festspielhaus); Il Pirata (Marseille); Carmen (Lisbon), and The Queen of Spades (La Scala, Milan). Other designs include productions at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Teatro San Carlo, Naples, Florence, Parma, ROH and Scottish Opera.
His design for A Village Romeo and Juliet (Wexford Festival Opera), won the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Set Design in 2013.
Design for dance with choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller includes Requiem (Phoenix Dance Company / Sadlers Wells) and Recall (Linbury Studio, ROH).