Our guest today is Dane Laffrey. Dane is one of the hottest young designers working today and he spent a wintery Saturday morning with Cory talking about his life. He tells us how his training in Sydney has impacted his career and what it’s like having an impromptu interview with Woody Harrelson. Dane also catches us up to speed on his newest project, Chance Magazine, a magazine dedicated to photographic documentation of theatrical designs.
Dane has designed set and/or costumes for world premieres of Bad Jews (Roundabout), Grace, or the Art of Climbing (Denver Center), The Talls (Second Stage), The Patsy (Transport Group, 2012 Henry Hewes Award Nomination), Fly By Night (Theatreworks, CA and Dallas Theatre Center), Hurricane (Ringling International Festival), The Other Place (MCC), Little Black Dress (The Exchange), 12 Chairs & Exit (The Joyce Theater), Tigers by Still (Roundabout), 5 Genocides (Clubbed Thumb), Whida Peru: Resurrection Tangle (Primary Stages / Premieres), Giant (Signature), Sixty Mile to Silver Lake (SoHo Rep / P73), The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (Parco Productions, Tokyo / Osaka), The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (Stage 13), Tres Ninas (Premieres) and The Colour of Panic (Sydney Opera House / Det Apne Theatre, Oslo.) He has designed NYC premieres of Disgraced (Lincoln Center Theatre), Bullet for Adolf (New World Stages), See Rock City and Other Destinations (Transport Group), The Other Josh Cohen (Soho Playhouse), Bad Jazz (The Play Company), and Rag and Bone (Rattlestick), and critically acclaimed New York revivals of The Maids (Red Bull Theatre, 2012 Henry Hewes Award nomination), The Boys in the Band (Transport Group) and Benefactors (Keen Company).