Jason most recently directed at the Shaw Festival Theatre in Toronto directing a critically acclaimed production of Tom Murphy’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.
As Loose Canon Theatre Company’s artistic director, Jason has directed The Maids by Jean Genet, Julius Caesar, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Measure for Measure, The Duchess of Malfi, The Spanish Tragedy, Coriolanus (for which he received a Ford Sunday Independent Spirit of Life Award), The White Devil, Hamlet, In the Dark Air of a Closed Room, Macbeth (winner of Best Production Dublin Fringe 2001), Hedda Gabler, Fragments of a Dead Performance (nominated Sexiest Production Dublin Fringe 2003), Medea (a work in progress), h (an original performance based on Hamlet and The Orestia (nominated for a Special Judge’s Award Irish Times Theatre Awards 2005) and Waterfront Wasteland Medea Material Landscape with Argonauts. Recently, Jason directed Phaedra’s Love for Loose Canon Theatre Company at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin.
Additional theatre credits include A Piece of Monologue, Not I, What Where by Samuel Beckett (Bedrock); Wall of Cloud by Raymond Deane (Opera Theatre Company); A Whistle in the Dark by Tom Murphy (Company Theatre, Toronto); Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Turgenev’s A Month in the Country in a version by Brian Friel, Judas of the Gallarus by Donal O’ Kelly, Living Quarters by Brian Friel, Treehouses by Elizabeth Kuti and Observatory by Daragh Carville (Abbey Theatre). Jason was staff director at the Abbey Theatre from 1988 to 2000.