It’s Episode #50!!! To mark this milestone, host Cory Pattak gets in the hot seat as this week’s guest. Former guest and girl-you-wish-was-your-best-friend Jen Schriever cracks open a bottle of bubbly and takes on the reigns of exposing the man behind the mic. Jen and Cory leap frog across a multitude of topics including the creation of the podcast, rejected title ideas, the reaction after nearly 40k downloads, and Cory’s hope for the future of the show. Cory chats about growing up an only child theatre kid which involved building elaborate scale model theatres, being a “moving light designer” in high school, a foray into film acting, and all manner of bizarre activities kids do to amuse themselves. They also chat about their current design processes, the moments that excite them the most and the ones that terrify them, and why cooking and design are two sides of the same coin. Enjoy this special episode and thanks to everyone who’s been listening. Here’s to 50 more!
Cory Pattak is a New York City based Lighting Designer and host and creator of in 1: the podcast. Credits include Stalking the Bogeyman (New World Stages), Revolution in the Elbow…(Minetta Lane), Handle with Care (Westside Theatre), C.O.A.L., Witnessed by the World, Do Not Disturb (59E59), Skippyjon Jones (Theatreworks USA), This Side of Paradise (St. Clements), Unlocked, Nymph Errant, With Glee, The Blue Flower (Prospect Theatre), Hot Mess in Manhattan (Chernuchin), Ingmar Bergman’s Persona (HERE), The Maiden’s Prayer (InProximity Theatre), Dreyfus in Rehearsal (Beckett Theatre), Mercy Thieves, Ride (Outhouse Theatre), They’re Playing Our Song, Our Town (Actor’s Fund), Happy We’ll Be (Roseland Ballroom), Subverted (Theatre 54) and many NY Fringe and NYMF shows. Regional: Dog and Pony (Old Globe), The Fabulous Lipitones (Goodspeed), A Little More Alive (KC Rep), Other Desert Cities (Maltz Jupiter), Single Girls Guide, A Christmas Carol (Cap Rep), Fully Committed (Syracuse Stage), The Other Place, The Road to Where (Weston Playhouse), Always Patsy Cline (Bristol Riverside), Liberty (Warner Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Arkansas Rep), Shipwrecked! (Penguin Rep), 42nd Street (Resorts Casino), Rent, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, South Pacific, Music Man, A Chorus Line (Engeman Theatre), High School Musical (Surflight), Woodloch Pines Resort, Les Miserables, Spelling Bee, Parallel Lives, Boeing Boeing (Northern Stage), Cats, West Side Story, JSC, Footloose, Annie (Pittsburgh Musical Theatre), Rounding Third, Our Lady of 121st Street (The Redhouse), The Complete Works…Shakespeare (Shadow Lawn Stage.)
Associate/Assistant: Newsies, Peter…Starcatcher (Tony Award), A Time to Kill, An Evening..Patti Lupone & Mandy Patinkin, The Story of My Life, Irena’s Vow (Broadway), Heathers: the musical (New World Stages), Band Geeks, How to Succeed… (Goodspeed), Daddy Long Legs (Off-Broadway/Various Regional/London), Newsies, Chicago, Wizard of Oz, Peter…Starcatcher (US Tours), 42nd Street (TOTS Tour), Side Effects (MCC), Paint Your Wagon, Lost in the Stars, Where’s Charley (Encores!), The Devil’s Music (St. Lukes), Shamu’s Xmas Miracle (Seaworld), Gem of the Ocean, I Am My Own Wife (Pittsburgh Public), Essential Self-Defense, Rapture Blister Burn (Playwrights Horizons), The Internationalist (Vineyard), Altar Boyz (Adirondack Theatre Fest), The Yellow Brick Road (Theatreworks USA), and multiple years of BC/EFA Easter Bonnet and Broadway Backwards.
Upcoming designs include Flashdance (US Tour), Agamemnon (Syracuse Univ. Drama), Letters to Santa Clause (Bogatá, Colombia) and Santaland Diaries (Syracuse Stage.) Member United Scenic Artists Local 829. BFA: Syracuse University.