Tony-Winning Costume Designer Clint Ramos Will Appear On 'THEATER: All The Moving Parts'
Clint Ramos, who won the Tony Award for Eclipsed, will be the guest on the next episode of Theater: All the Moving Parts, on the television station of the City University of New York (CUNY TV). The show, hosted by commentator and veteran journalist Patrick Pacheco, will air on Friday, April 19th, at 9:30 pm. It will also stream at tv.cuny.edu/theaterallthemovingparts starting April 22nd so anyone can watch it on-line.
THEATER: All the Moving Parts features in-depth interviews with directors, choreographers, writers, designers, composers and others - the unheralded professionals behind the scenes who are crucial to the success of any stage production. Pacheco delves deeply not only into the intricacies of craft but also elicits from his guests what drives their artistic achievements.
Says playwright Theresa Rebeck, who launched the series, "I felt like I was being interviewed by someone who knows me better than I know myself." (See first episode.) Each episode is taped at Chez Josephine Restaurant in NYC.
In this new deeply felt interview, Clint Ramos talks about dressing Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o for Eclipsed imagining himself as a con man for Six Degrees of Separation, and transforming a plastic tablecloth into a ball gown for Once on this Island. The Filipino-born costume designer also spoke about how designing for the musical Here Lies Love made him appreciate former First Lady Imelda Marcos in ways he never thought possible.
Says Pacheco, "As amazed as I am by Clint's talent, I was also impressed with his honesty in speaking about the personal hurdles he had to clear to arrive at this pinnacle in his career. He says at one point, 'If it weren't for the theater, I actually don't think I would be alive today.' His artistry is his payback."
Patrick Pacheco is an Emmy-winning commentator and journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, THE WALL Street Journal, Esquire.com, and many other periodicals. He wrote the 2009 Disney documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty and is the co-writer, with Maria Cassi, of the play, My Life with Men...and Other ANIMALS. He is the writer and editor of the Amazon best seller American Theatre Wing, An Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles.
Clint Ramos, is the recipient of a TONY Award for "Eclipsed," an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Design, the Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, and multiple other honors and awards. He has designed sets and/or costumes for over a hundred theater, opera and dance productions. Selected credits include the Broadway productions of Torch Song, Once On This Island, Six Degrees of Separation, Sunday in the Park With George, In Transit, Eclipsed, Violet, and The Elephant Man. Mr. Ramos is a professor at Fordham University and has sat on the boards of SLAM NYC, dealing with teenage addiction, and FIERCE NY, an organization that is devoted to empowering LGBTQ youth of color.
STREAMING on tv.cuny.edu/theaterallthemovingparts: April 22