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Nao Nagai



Nao is a London-based lighting designer and collaborator from Japan. Since emigrating to the UK solely at the age of 15, she trained at Rose Bruford College in Lighting Design and she’s been lighting and making multiple genre of performances, nationally and internationally.

Credits include: Trouble in Mind (National Theatre); Last Gasp Recalibration (Split Britches); Scenes with Girls, Living Newspaper (Royal Court); Love Letter to the Lovable Future (Metis); Ceremonial Blue (Barbican Centre); Copyright Christmas (Duckie), Madama Butterfly, Tosca (Arcola Theatre); Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto (Bury Court Opera); Yellowman (Young Vic); OUT, Night Clubbing (Rachel Young);Two Moths (Thick and Tights); the moment i saw you i know i could love you (curious international); Fake it Till You Make it (Bryony Kimmings); Putting Words in your Mouth (Scottee); Dr.Carnesky’s Bleeding Woman (Carnesky Production); Last Gasp WFH (film), and many more.

Nao also performs regularly with the cult pop performance group Frank Chickens (winner of Foster’s Comedy God Awards).  She is a tutor in Lighting at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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