Prepare to turn the nerd dial to 11 on this episode! Our guest is LD/big time Broadway associate Craig Stelzenmuller. Cory and Craig compare processes for making light plots, documenting focuses, dealing with crews, and a whole host of other topics. Learn what Craig calls ‘political capital’ and how he uses it when working with world class designers like Paul Gallo, Natasha Katz, Hugh Vanstone and others.
Craig is a New York City based Lighting Designer specializing in theatre, dance, opera, music, and anything else that can be considered a live performance. His designs include shows at The Geffen Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Duke University Dance, Casa Manana, Southeastern Regional Ballet Association, and Winston-Salem Festival Ballet. On Broadway he has served as Associate/Assistant for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, I’ll Eat You Last, Lysistrata Jones, Wonderland, Matilda, Scandalous, Everyday Rapture, The Little Mermaid, [Title of Show], and White Christmas. Other Associate projects include The Wizard of Oz (National Tour), Dogfight (Second Stage Theatre), The Lost Colony (Manteo, NC), Limelight (La Jolla Playhouse), A Bronx Tale (National Tour), The Pride (MCC Theatre), 101 Dalmatians (National Tour), Stormy Weather (Pasadena Playhouse), Toy Story: The Musical (Disney Cruise Lines), and Blackbird, Regrets Only (Manhattan Theatre Club). He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is a member of United Scenic Arts Local 829.