Today’s guest is set designer Brian Prather. Brian chats about his long relationship with Barrington Stage Company, re-designing his award-winning set for ‘Freud’s Last Session’ in the round, and how he made it through a two hour production meeting where everyone was speaking Korean. Cory and Brian compare moments in the design process that give them goosebumps and the pros and cons of falling back on what you know. It’s anther episode live from Queens…roomier, sunnier, and half as expensive as those podcasts from Manhattan!
Brian Prather is a New York City based scenic designer. Recent Off-Broadway designs include the new Patrick Barlow adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Becoming Dr. Ruth, The Memory Show, The Preacher and the Shrink, Freud’s Last Session, Nymph Errant, Iron Curtain, WTC View, The Burnt Part Boys, and Fugitive Songs. Regionally Brian has worked at The Alley Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Barrington Stage Co., Virginia Rep., The Broad Stage, The Mercury Theatre (winning the Jeff Award for Best Set Design-Midsize), Delaware Theatre Co., Shakespeare on the Sound, The Hangar Theatre, TheaterWorks Hartford, Florida Studio Theatre, and many others. Brian has travelled far, designing the world premiere South Korean musical Minyeo-neun Goerowo in Seoul; closer back home, he recently designed the Black Lillies Runaway Freeway Blues national tour opening concert at the Tennessee Theatre. Brian has an MFA in Theatrical Design from Brandeis University.