You know those conversations you have at the bar after a long day of tech?…The moments where you sit with your friends and colleagues and discuss what you love about being a designer, but also what drives you mad? Imagine getting to listen in on those conversations with some of the most fascinating, celebrated, and sought after theatrical designers working today. That is what in 1: the podcast strives to be. A long-form, uncensored, candid chat with designers of all walks of life talking about their lives in the theatre. No topic is off limits. From life on the road to life in a Broadway theatre. From trying to get noticed in New York to making a splash in regional theatre. You’ll never know what to expect from each episode. You might learn about a designer’s latest inspiration, or how they got started, their most embarrassing moment, or their favorite collaborator. Hosted by real life (we think) designer Cory Pattak, in 1: the podcast offers unprecedented access into the world of theatrical design, direct from the industry’s most interesting movers and shakers. All the world’s a stage, so draw back the curtain and come meet the magic makers who bring those worlds to life.
This week we are sitting down with Emmy Nominated Scenic Designer Jason Sherwood! Jason is nominated for the production design of 'RENT Live' and he gives us the full deep dive into his set for this groundbreaking production. From it's development along side Michael Greif, to figuring out audience locations and camera blocking, to how to transition the story from place to place, Jason is giving us the inside scoop on all of it.Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes Award-Winning Lighting Designer Isabella Byrd September 3, 2019
The podcast is back from a long hiatus for (hopefully!) an all new batch of episodes. This week, we are sitting down with Lighting Designer and recent Obie Award winner Isabella Byrd. Isabella discuses with us the genesis of her design for 'The Light Shining in Buckinghamshire' and how that show helped catapult her into greater visibility. She also shares insights into her work on 'The Thanksgiving Play', 'Seascape' and 'The Tale of Despereaux' and if she feels a paradigm shifting in regards to gender parity on creative teams.Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes BEAUTIFUL Costume Designer Alejo Vietti, Tonny Winner Jessie Mueller December 21, 2018
It's a Christmas miracle and a brand new episode this week as we sit down with Costume Designer Alejo Vietti AND a very special guest, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller! Jessie is probably most known for having originated the role of Carole King in the Broadway production of "Beautiful", and all her fabulous clothes came from the mind of this week's guest.Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes Shakespeare in the Park Sound Designer Jessica Paz September 18, 2018
Bake some spongecake, pull out your six string and spend a balmy summer weekend with 'Escape to Margaritaville' Scenic Designer Walt Spangler! On this week's new episode, Walt is telling us about the genesis of his tropical design that included a research trip to Key West, an actual Jimmy Buffet concert, and how the design changed over time from it's La Jolla premier and it's multi-city tour leading up to Broadway.Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE's Art Director, Melissa Shakun June 3, 2018
What's the buzz with Episode #81? The buzz is all about Art Director and Scenic Designer Melissa Shakun! Melissa was the Art Dir. for NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live' and she's giving us all the behind the scenes stories of turning Jason Ardizzone-West's stunning design into a reality. Hear about all the sand that never made it to broadcast, how the set was built and installed in record time and why the final crucifixion was so difficult to accomplish. Melissa talks about the difference between Prod. Design and Art Direction and how designing for episodic TV differs from theatre with examples from her time on 'The Americans,' 'The Jim Gaffigan Show,' 'Mysteries of Laura' and 'Blindspot.'Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Lighting Designer Neil Austin April 23, 2018
It's Episode #79 and we are seizing the day and sitting down with Tony Award winning Lighting Designer Jeff Croiter. Jeff has a wide ranging career and we're talking about all sorts of projects.
Cory and Jeff discuss his recent design of the Big Apple Circus and how one goes about lighting jugglers, horses and the Flying Wallendas as well as his new relationship with Penn & Teller and what goes into lighting two of the most famous magicians in the world. He also discusses the prominent role lighting played in "Bandstand" and how he got 75 old fresnels to change color all night long and of course we're talking about the genesis of his design for "Peter and the Starcatcher" and how it has become a genre of design in itself.Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes GREAT COMET Tony-Winning Lighting Designer, Bradley King November 13, 2017
The podcast is back and we're not pulling any punches. Today we sit down with recent Tony Award winner Bradley King to discuss his lighting design for NATASHA PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. He traces the journey of the design from Ars Nova, where the plot was hardly more than chandeliers and lightbulbs, all the way to his massive, immersive design at the Imperial Theatre.Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes HADESTOWN Set Designer Rachel Hauck April 30, 2017
Cory has a day off out of town with little to do but sit and chat with another awesome designer, so this week we bring you a brand new episode with Sound Designer and very distinguished gentleman, Alex Hawthorn! Aside from following in the footsteps of past guests with fantastically groomed facial hair (Mr. Zinn and Mr. Nigrini), Alex is one of the leading Associate Sound Designers on Broadway, on the cutting edge of new advents in sound design technology. Fresh of his collaboration with Ken Travis on IN TRANSIT, Alex discusses the myriad of difficulties in finding the right sound for Broadway's first a capella musical.Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Projection Design Peter Nigrini February 13, 2017
This week's guest is Projection Designer Peter Nigrini! Peter is currently represented on Broadway with DEAR EVAN HANSEN and he takes us through the process of creating over 4,000 pieces of video content and how he blended reality with artistry in creating the social media pages that make up the bulk of the projected content.Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes Tony and Emmy-Winner Derek McLane January 16, 2017
Just before we say good riddance to 2016, the podcast is back with one more episode with Lighting Designer and four-time Tony Nominee Japhy Weideman. Japhy is fresh off the hit show DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and he tells us about the challenges and nuances of lighting a musical in a black void filled with projected imagery. Cory and Japhy also talk about his style and approach to lighting with examples from his work including BRIGHT STAR, THE NANCE, DEAD POET'S SOCIETY, MACBETH, and THE VISIT. Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes United Scenic Artists Rep Carl Mulert September 30, 2016
We're mixing up the format again this week as we sit down not with a designer, but with the man in charge of handling the contracts for ALL designers, it's United Scenic Artists Business Rep for Live Performance, Carl Mulert. Carl is the go-to-guy for all contract and union related issues for designers working in theatre and he's with us today to talk about everything you've always wanted to know about USA but were afraid to ask.Design-Focused in 1: the podcast Welcomes HAMILTON, GREASE LIVE!'s David Korins August 22, 2016
We interrupt your August to get you in the room with the guy who created the Room Where it Happens...it's 'Hamilton' Set Designer David Korins! David and Cory chat about the evolution of his Tony nominated set for the cultural phenomenon and the myriad of ideas, inspirations, and evolutions that led up to the set we see today.