Jack Phelan | Video Designer

Video Designer

Jack Phelan

The First Child


Jack Phelan is a video artist and technologist who specialises in integrating new visual ideas and technology into live performance. Other theatrical credits include Portia Coughlan (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), An Evening With Reggie (The Everyman, Cork), Bählamms Fest (Ruhrtriennale), To Be A Machine (DeadCenter, Dublin Theatre Festival – Burgtheater, Vienna, Hong Kong Arts Festival), L.O.L.A (feature film – premiere 2021), Touch (RTÉ, 2020), Gulliver’s Travels (Unicorn Theatre, London), Incantata (Irish Rep Theatre, New York City), Ravens: Spassky vs Fischer (Hampstead Theatre, London), Donnacha Dennehy & Enda Walsh’s The Second Violinist (Landmark Productions/Irish National Opera/Barbican Theatre, London), Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle (Irish National Opera), Arlington by Enda Walsh (Landmark Productions/Galway International Arts Festival), World to Come (Cryptic Theatre, Glasgow); Man of Valour (The Corn Exchange), Alice in Funderland (THISISPOPBABY/Abbey Theatre); Dubliners (The Corn Exchange/Dublin Theatre Festival); The Lulu House and Macbeth (Siren Productions); Love and Money (Hatch Theatre), and Woman and Scarecrow (Siren Productions/Abbey Theatre). Jack was also a core member of the creative / tech team behind Playhouse, a large-scale interactive lighting installation for public expression. Produced for Dublin Theatre Festival in 2009, Playhouse turned Dublin’s Liberty Hall into an 11-storey, full-colour video display that displayed animations submitted by the public to music synchronised with Dublin City FM. Awards include Knight of Illumination 2019, for Projection Design: The Second Violinist.

May 2022