City Theatrical Exclusive Interviews


We have been fortunate to speak with and learn from many lighting and scenic design professionals over the years, with careers ranging from film and video to live entertainment and architainment and beyond. Explore our library of City Theatrical interviews below, with the most recent interviews listed first.



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Featured January 2024 Designer Interview: Robert Scarborough CSC

Robert Scarborough CSC is a director of photography located in Toronto, Canada. His most recent work includes the ROKU original for CBC Studios The Holiday Shift, and two seasons of the Amazon Prime show The Lake starring Julia Stiles. He has been nominated for five Canadian Cinematography Awards (CSC) and won a Canadian Screen Award for his work on Baroness Von Sketch Show. City Theatrical interviewed Robert to find out more about what inspires him in his career as a cinematographer, and what led him to design the 1253 Adapter, Source 4 to Scrim accessory with City Theatrical for his and other film and television projects, in this City Theatrical Q&A.

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QolorTOPIX Podcast Episode 3 featuring the Lighting Team behind Life of Pi on Broadway, including Tony Award winning Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin and the show's ALDs Tim Reed and Paul Toben, is available now.

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2024 Interviews:




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Robert Scarborough CSC

January 2024 Designer Interview with Robert Scarborough CSC, Director of Photography, based in Toronto, Canada.

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2023 Interviews:




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Anne Dresbach

August 2023 Designer Interview with Anne Dresbach, Boston-based Lead Lighting Designer and Project Manager at VDA Inc.

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David Grill

June 2023 Designer Interview with five-time Emmy Award winning lighting designer, who lit Bob Fosse's Dancin' Broadway.

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Steve Ramsey
Steven Ramsey

March 2023 Chief Lighting Technician Interview with NYC-based Steven Ramsey on his career in film lighting.

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2022 Interviews:




Jennifer Schriever, Lighting Designer
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 with Marcus Doshi on projects and his new book release.

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2021 Interviews:




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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
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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2020 Interviews:




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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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2019 Interviews:




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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 Square
Jay Woods

September 2019 Interview with this New York-based designer.

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Andrew Voller square
Andrew Voller

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

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June Abernathy - square
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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2018 Interviews:




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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 square
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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2017 and Earlier Interviews:




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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-Square
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-Square
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 ETC
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 City Theatrical Interviews

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2024-01 City Theatrical Interview with Robert Scarborough CSC for 1253 S4 Scrim Adapter 732 KB Download2024-01 City Theatrical Interview with Robert Scarborough CSC for 1253 S4 Scrim Adapter
2023-10 Employee Spotlight Harrison Hohnholt 477 KB Download2023-10 Employee Spotlight Harrison Hohnholt
2023-07 City Theatrical Internship Spotlight - Office LED Lighting Installation Project 1087 KB Download2023-07 City Theatrical Internship Spotlight - Office LED Lighting Installation Project
2023-07 City Theatrical Designer Interview with Anne Dresbach of VDA Inc. in Boston, Mass. 1914 KB Download2023-07 City Theatrical Designer Interview with Anne Dresbach of VDA Inc. in Boston, Mass.
2023-06 City Theatrical Interview with Lighting Designer David Grill 1944 KB Download2023-06 City Theatrical Interview with Lighting Designer David Grill
2023-04 Employee Spotlight Peter Nikel 684 KB Download2023-04 Employee Spotlight Peter Nikel
2023-03 City Theatrical Interview with Steven Ramsey, Brooklyn-based Chief Lighting Technician 1066 KB Download2023-03 City Theatrical Interview with Steven Ramsey, Brooklyn-based Chief Lighting Technician
2023-02 Employee Spotlight Naum Bronz 271 KB Download2023-02 Employee Spotlight Naum Bronz
2022-12 Employee Spotlight Lorlyn Sia 833 KB Download2022-12 Employee Spotlight Lorlyn Sia
2022-10 Employee Spotlight Tevin Cummings 433 KB Download2022-10 Employee Spotlight Tevin Cummings
2022-08 City Theatrical Designer Interview with Jennifer Schriever 1165 KB Download2022-08 City Theatrical Designer Interview with Jennifer Schriever
2022-01 City Theatrical Designer Interview with Marcus Doshi 1059 KB Download2022-01 City Theatrical Designer Interview with Marcus Doshi
2021-11 City Theatrical Q and A with Production Electrician Kevin Barry on using RadioScan Spectrum Analyzer to optimize Multiverse wireless DMX performance at Company on Broadway 2024 KB Download2021-11 City Theatrical Q and A with Production Electrician Kevin Barry on using RadioScan Spectrum Analyzer to optimize Multiverse wireless DMX performance at Company on Broadway
2021-11 City Theatrical Interview with Australian-born, NYC-based Lighting Designer Mitchell Fenton 1109 KB Download2021-11 City Theatrical Interview with Australian-born, NYC-based Lighting Designer Mitchell Fenton
2021-10 City Theatrical Designer Q and A: Jeff Croiter on Freestyle Love Supreme 2308 KB Download2021-10 City Theatrical Designer Q and A: Jeff Croiter on Freestyle Love Supreme
2021-07 City Theatrical Designer Q and A: Yuki Nakase Link on Seven Deadly Sins NYC 1150 KB Download2021-07 City Theatrical Designer Q and A: Yuki Nakase Link on Seven Deadly Sins NYC
2021-06 City Theatrical Designer Q and A: Mike Baldassari on After Midnight at the Signature Theatre 1264 KB Download2021-06 City Theatrical Designer Q and A: Mike Baldassari on After Midnight at the Signature Theatre
2021-06 City Theatrical Designer Q and A: Jack Weir on Death Drop London 1204 KB Download2021-06 City Theatrical Designer Q and A: Jack Weir on Death Drop London
2021-05 City Theatrical Designer Q and A: Tim Deiling on re-opening SiX The Musical London 2059 KB Download2021-05 City Theatrical Designer Q and A: Tim Deiling on re-opening SiX The Musical London
2021-04 City Theatrical Designer Interview with Lighting Designer Allen Lee Hughes 728 KB Download2021-04 City Theatrical Designer Interview with Lighting Designer Allen Lee Hughes