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WSD2017|The Driver's Seat
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Professional Designers


Ana Inés Jabares-PIta

The Driver's Seat

Selected Category: Performance Design

Category: Performance Design, Set Design, Costume Design, Projection and multi-media Design

Design Statement

Identity and Control. These are the main concepts considered in this design. Lise, the protagonist, has lived a grey and monotonous life. Now she has decided to take control over her own fate and become someone else in a colourful and delirious fantasy.
The live-feed camera and sound have the control over audiences minds. Using unconventional points of view and close ups to highlight intimate moments between characters, we are able to understand more about Lise and her motivations. These sections may provide the audience with clues to the narrative... or deceive them. Meanwhile Lise's identity is extinguishing, the police are trying to reconstruct it through witnesses' information and a big diagram on the wall.
Different layers of projections and sound are present, creating a complex pattern that is building up in intensity achieving its highest peak when the real story is revealed.


Ana Inés Jabares-PIta

In her career, Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, has earned three stage design awards. The first one came in 2013 for her design Sappho… in 9 Fragments, won Best Set Design at the Fringe Theatre Festival in Ottawa. The second one was also in 2013 when she won the most prestigious UK Stage Design award for emerging designers, The Linbury Prize. She was announced as the overall winner for her design proposal of The Driver's Seat for the NTS. The last award was the 3rd position in the European Opera Prize 2016 for her proposal of La Traviata, with the director Max Hoehn.
In 2014 she became part of The Gate Theatre’s Jerwood Young Designers for her work Idomeneus which was selected by the V&A in London to become part of their archive. Her work for DOMESTICA (Sleepwalk Collective) and Sappho...in 9 Fragments represented Spain in the Prague Quadrennial of Scenography 2015. Some of her most recent work includes: The Wishlist, Lela & Co (Royal Court Theatre) in more than two Top 10 List of Theatre Productions of 2015 in the UK, Another Love (film winner of more than 20 awards and among the official selection of Cannes Film Festival) among others.

Email Address: anainesj@yahoo.es

Theatre Company National Theatre of Scotland

The Premiere Date of Production 2015-06-13

The Premiere Space of Production Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Author Muriel Spark . Adapted by: Laurie Sansom

Director/ Choreographer Laurie Sansom

Set Designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita

Lighting Designer Chris Davey

Costume Designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita

Sound Designer Philip Pinsky

Projection and Multi-Media Designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita

Other Creative Collaborator/s Photographer: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan