The podcast is going international this week with British Lighting Designer and current duel-Tony nominee, Paule Constable! Paule chats (while Cory geeks out) about her designs for “War Horse”, “Curious Incident” and “Cripple of Inishman.” She discusses the difference between US and UK lighting approaches, her love of large, single source gestures, why she doesn’t get hung up on making designs symmetrical, and her country’s love of haze! Hear how all the technical elements of a monster of a show like “Curious Incident” came together and why there are no gobos in “Warhorse,” a show that takes place almost entirely in a rural landscape. And Paule talks about being a female designer in the UK, the stigmas and biases that still remain, and what it was like to be the first woman ever to win the Olivier for lighting. Grab a pint and enjoy this bloody good chat!
Paul Constable has designed productions for all the major UK companies including dozens of credits with the National and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Broadway credits incude The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, Wolf Hall Part 1, the current revival of Les Miserables, The Cripple of Inishman, Warhorse, Coram Boy, A Moon For the Misbegotten, Jumpers, Amadeus and The Weir. Other UK and international credits include Love Never Dies, Oliver and Evita in the West End, the Les Mis 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 and the new production of The Phantom of the Opera. Operas include Billy Budd at BAM, Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Satyagraha at the Met. Dance: Sleeping Beauty and Dorian Gray for Matthew Bourne. She has received 4 Olivier awards and a Tony Award, as well as LA Critics Circle and New York Drama Desk Awards.