Born to a mixed Nepalese and British heritage, I feel fortunate to have been exposed to a spectrum of cultural history from a young age. Folklore and mythology were a significant part of my childhood and the use of narrative to bridge cultural, social and generational divides continues to be an underlying motivation in my work.

Originally educated in graphic design and visual communication, I worked as an art director and creative producer in fashion and publishing before training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as a performance designer. I’ve designed projects spanning dance, theatre, film and interactive entertainment, and believe in a multidisciplinary approach to storytelling. I am particularly passionate about the value of costume design and work that puts the performer at the heart of the production. My design expertise encompasses; costume design, set design, art direction and concept illustration. I firmly believe in investing in young people and am always keen to facilitate and support projects that work to empower and inspire our future society.

BENJAMIN THAPA
PERFORMANCE DESIGNER

benjamin@benjaminthapa.com
+44 (0) 7966707203

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  • HER NAKED SKIN - SET & PROJECTION DESIGN

    I produced the set and projection designs for 'HER NAKED SKIN' at Circomedia Bristol, written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz and directed by Sarah Bedi with costume designs from Edoardo Lelli. We responded to the verticality of the venue (formally an 18th Century church) through the installation of a 30ft lightbox frame, which exposed the audience with white light during key sequences. The four seating banks were designed in a traverse formation, creating a claustrophobic and combative play space. This helped to magnify the extremity of significant scenes and challenged the audience to feel implicit in the action. Projection was used to highlight key moments in women's suffrage history, later joined by contemporary voices of the LGBTQ+ / feminist movements.
    SET DESIGN | VIDEO CONTENT CREATION | PROJECTION DESIGN | PROP DESIGN | GRAPHIC DESIGN
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