Jason has designed and created costumes for various academic and professional theatre companies across the country. Jason’s professional design work includes productions with Park Square Theatre, and The History Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota; The Illusion Theatre, Minneapolis Musical Theatre, and the Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Trollwood Performing Arts in Moorhead, Minnesota; Citadel Theatre Company in Lake Forest, Illinois; Cortland Repertory Theatre in Cortland, New York; Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Michigan; and Phoenix Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Jason also designed the costumes for An Ideal Husband co-produced by Idaho Shakespeare Festival in Boise and Great Lakes Theatre Festival in Cleveland, Ohio; the costumes and production were highly praised by critics including Terry Teachout for the Wall Street Journal.
Jason co-designs costumes for The Medora Musical, a wild west music review produced by Stagewest Entertainment for TRMF in Medora, North Dakota each summer. Jason also regularly designs costumes for the Commonweal Theatre Company in Lanesboro, Minnesota where he designed the regional tour of Ibsen’s The Master Builder in a premier adaption by the internationally known playwright Jeffery Hatcher.
In addition to design work Jason has constructed costumes for Barrington Stage Company, Drury Lane Theatre, and Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He also spent time touring with The Acting Company of New York City and Disney on Ice.
Jason serves as Associate Professor of Theatre in Costume Design for the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend. He received his BA in Theatre Design and Technical Production from Western Michigan University and his MFA in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities.