Designer Interviews


We have been fortunate to speak with and learn from many lighting and scenic design professionals over the years! Explore our library of designer interviews below, with the most recent interviews listed first.



Featured Designer Interview: Jennifer Schriever

Read more about Ms. Schriever's recent Tony Award nomination for A Strange Loop, how she came to be a designer, and her advice for up and coming designers in this August 2022 City Theatrical Designer Interview.

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Jennifer Schriever 2022
Jennifer Schriever

August 2022 Designer Interview on recent Tony Award nomination for A Strange Loop.

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Marcus Doshi

January 2022 Designer Interview on projects and book release.

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kevin barry
Kevin Barry

December 2021 Q&A on RadioScan at Company Broadway.

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Mitchell fenton
Mitchell Fenton

November 2021 Q&A with this Australian-born designer.

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Jeff Croiter

October 2021 Q&A on Freestyle Love Supreme.

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Yuki Nakase Link
Yuki Nakase Link

July 2021 Interview on Seven Deadly Sins in NYC.

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mike baldassari
Mike Baldassari

June 2021 Interview on After Midnight at the Signature Theatre.

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Jack Weir
Jack Weir

June 2021 Interview on Death Drop London.

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Tim Deiling
Tim Deiling

May 2021 Interview on SiX re-opening on the West End.

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Allen Lee Hughes
Allen Lee Hughes

April 2021 Interview with this legendary lighting designer.

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Ken Billington at Waitress Japan Tour from New York
Ken Billington

March 2021 Interview on Waitress The Musical Japan Tour.

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Peter Small
Peter Small

January 2021 Interview with this London-based designer.

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Mitchell Fenton

December 2020 Interview on Pippin Australia.

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Ben Stanton
Ben Stanton

November 2020 Interview on A Christmas Carol Live.

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Matt Gordon and Mick Smith
Matt Gordon / Mick Smith

October 2020 Interview with Eastern Lighting Design.

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Ken Billington
Ken Billington

September 2020 on reopening SLEEPLESS London.

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Michelle Poley
Michelle Poley

September 2020 Interview on LightCue and work at CBS.

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Matthew E. Adelson

August 2020 Interview on Godspell in the Berkshires.

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Bradley King and Beowulf Boritt

June 2020 Interview on Flying Over Sunset on Broadway.

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Isabella Byrd

May 2020 Interview with this New York-based designer.

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Jane Cox

April 2020 Interview with this New Jersey-based designer.

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Andrew Nikel

April 2020 Retirement Interview with City Theatrical USA Sales Team Member.

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Japhy Weideman

January 2020 Interview with this New York-based designer.

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Martin Chisnall

December 2019 Interview with ABTT Technician of the Year 2019.

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Tim Deiling

October 2019 Interview with this London-based designer.

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Jay Woods

September 2019 Interview with this New York-based designer.

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Andrew Voller

August 2019 Interview with this UK-based designer and creator of Moving Light Assistant software.

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June Abernathy

June 2019 Interview with this Author of The Spotlight Operator's Handbook.

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Al Crawford

April 2019 Interview with this Founder and CEO of arc3design.

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Quinn McDonald and Jack O'Connor

February 2019 Interview with Next Generation designers

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Tyler Micoleau and Scott Pask

November 2018 Conversation on LED Tape with designers of The Band's Visit on Broadway.

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Tom Lenz

May 2018 Interview with this New York-based Production Designer.

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Phil Widmer

April 2018 Interview with this LD for LIVE and Eyewitness News on CBS.

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JR Sample
JR Sample

January 2018 Interview with this Touring Professional.

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Andrew Voller

September 2016 Interview on developing Moving Light Assistant software.

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Jake DeGroot

September 2016 Interview with this New York-based designer.

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Alex Passmore
Alex Passmore

September 2016 Interview on the Ed Sheeran Tour.

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Erin-Giblin-Tillikum-Crossing
Erin Giblin

February 2015 Interview on lighting the Tillikum Crossing.

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Chris Kurtz

December 2014 Interview on the Curious Incident of the Dog at Nighttime.

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Pip Biancamano
Pip Biancamano

September 2014 Interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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Jamie Burnett Terra Tractus
Jamie Burnett

July 2014 Interview on lighting the Terra Tractus.

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Soren Dalgaard

March 2014 Interview with Denmark-based lighting technician.

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Alex Fogel
Alex Fogel

December 2013 Interview with this Broadway Moving Light Programmer.

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George Balanchine
George Balanchine

July 2013 Interview on In the Wings.

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Adam Lampel

April 2013 Interview on Aquafog at Phantom of the Opera.

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jeff croiter
Jeff Croiter

June 2012 Interview with this New York-based Lighting Designer.

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Peggy Eisenhauer

November 2011 Interview with this Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner.

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Dawn Chiang

February 2011 Interview with one of the most talented Lighting Designers and Theatre Consultants.

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Ivan van Perre Jr

December 2010 Interview with this Broadway Stagehand turned Inventor.

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Ken Posner
Ken Posner

October 2010 Interview on the life of this talented Lighting Designer.

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Adam Klein

March 2010 Interview on being an American living and working in London.

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Paul McLeish

November 2009 Interview on working at the National Theatre, London.

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Eric Schultz
Eric Schultz

October 2009 Interview on being a House Electrician in New York City.

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Roger Desmond

June 2009 Interview on being on tour with a Broadway show.

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Greg Husinko

October 2007 Interview on being Production Electrician at LeReve, Las Vegas.

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Fred Foster

September 2001 Interview by Gary Fails, on the late Fred Foster's role as the CEO of ETC.

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All Designer Interviews

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2020-04 City Theatrical Interview with Jane Cox 902 KB Download2020-04 City Theatrical Interview with Jane Cox
2020-03 Retirement Interview with City Theatrical's Andrew Nikel 1539 KB Download2020-03 Retirement Interview with City Theatrical's Andrew Nikel
2020-01 City Theatrical Interview with Lighting Designer Japhy Weideman 779 KB Download2020-01 City Theatrical Interview with Lighting Designer Japhy Weideman
2019-12 City Theatrical Interview with ABTT Technician of the Year 2019 Martin Chisnall 580 KB Download2019-12 City Theatrical Interview with ABTT Technician of the Year 2019 Martin Chisnall
2019-10 City Theatrical Designer Interview with London-based Lighting Designer Tim Deiling 838 KB Download2019-10 City Theatrical Designer Interview with London-based Lighting Designer Tim Deiling
2019-09 City Theatrical Interview with Jay Woods - Consultant, Lighting Designer, and Planner 1547 KB Download2019-09 City Theatrical Interview with Jay Woods - Consultant, Lighting Designer, and Planner
2019-08 City Theatrical Interview with UK-based Lighting Designer and Programmer Andrew Voller 1287 KB Download2019-08 City Theatrical Interview with UK-based Lighting Designer and Programmer Andrew Voller
2019-06 City Theatrical Interview with June Abernathy, Front Light Supervisor and Author of The Spotlight Operator's Handbook 819 KB Download2019-06 City Theatrical Interview with June Abernathy, Front Light Supervisor and Author of The Spotlight Operator's Handbook
2019-04 City Theatrical Interview with Lighting Designer Al Crawford, Founder/CEO of arc3design 634 KB Download2019-04 City Theatrical Interview with Lighting Designer Al Crawford, Founder/CEO of arc3design
2019-02 City Theatrical Interview with Next Generation Lighting Designers Quinn McDonald and Jack O'Connor 1375 KB Download2019-02 City Theatrical Interview with Next Generation Lighting Designers Quinn McDonald and Jack O'Connor
2018-11 City Theatrical Conversation on LED Tape with the Tony Award Winning Designers Behind The Band's Visit on Broadway 1635 KB Download2018-11 City Theatrical Conversation on LED Tape with the Tony Award Winning Designers Behind The Band's Visit on Broadway
2018-05 City Theatrical Interview with Scenic Designer Tom Lenz 1360 KB Download2018-05 City Theatrical Interview with Scenic Designer Tom Lenz
2018-04 City Theatrical Interview with Phil Widmer from LIVE and Eyewitness News on CBS 465 KB Download2018-04 City Theatrical Interview with Phil Widmer from LIVE and Eyewitness News on CBS
2018-01 City Theatrical Interview with JR Sample, Touring Professional 549 KB Download2018-01 City Theatrical Interview with JR Sample, Touring Professional
2016-09 Interview with Andy Voller on Developing Moving Light Assistant Software 278 KB Download2016-09 Interview with Andy Voller on Developing Moving Light Assistant Software
2016-09 City Theatrical Interview with Jake Degroot 6324 KB Download2016-09 City Theatrical Interview with Jake Degroot
2016-09 City Theatrical Interview with Alex Passmore on Ed Sheeran Tour 1723 KB Download2016-09 City Theatrical Interview with Alex Passmore on Ed Sheeran Tour
2015-02 City Theatrical Interview with Erin Giblin on the Tillikum Crossing 2987 KB Download2015-02 City Theatrical Interview with Erin Giblin on the Tillikum Crossing
2014-12 City Theatrical Interview With Chris Kurtz on Curious Incident Of the Dog at Nighttime 13754 KB Download2014-12 City Theatrical Interview With Chris Kurtz on Curious Incident Of the Dog at Nighttime
2014-09 City Theatrical Interview With Pip Biancamano 1376 KB Download2014-09 City Theatrical Interview With Pip Biancamano