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COFFEE WITH THE PLAYHOUSE Ft. Lighting Designers - Lap Chi Chu, Natasha Katz and Amanda Zieve

La Jolla Playhouse Presents

Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/3A9hHphP3lUCOFFEE WITH THE PLAYHOUSE | Listen in as Christopher talks about bringing life to the stories on stage with extraordinary lighting designers of past Playhouse productions: Lap Chi Chu, whose multiple award-winning design career spanning a plethora of shows at acclaimed regional theatres includes the Playhouse's The Luckiest, The Year to Come, Queens, At the Old Place, Blueprints to Freedom, The Orphan of Zhao and Ruined; Natasha Katz, whose vision has been behind some of the most celebrated Broadway musicals, has worked on Diana (coming to Netflix this October before officially opening onstage in NYC in December); and Amanda Zieve, a Hamilton vet who was an associate lighting designer for Escape to Margaritaville, Hollywood, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Chasing the Song prior to taking the helm for Put Your House in Order.Don't forget to subscribe to our channel for more behind-the-scenes videos, interviews and more!FOLLOW USFacebook: @LaJollaPlayhouse https://facebook.com/LaJollaPlayhouse/Instagram: @LaJollaPlayhouse https://instagram.com/LaJollaPlayhouse/Twitter: @LJPlayhouse https://twitter.com/LJPlayhouseWebsite: https://lajollaplayhouse.org/

1hr

13 Apr 2021

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Episode 8: Natasha Katz: You’ve Got To Show Up

The Fabulous Invalid

On this episode Rob and Jamie chat with legendary theatre, dance, and opera lighting designer Natasha Katz, whose roster of over 60 Broadway credits include Tony Award-winning designs for “Aida”, “The Coast of Utopia”, “Once”, “The Glass Menagerie”, “An American in Paris”, and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”. A New York native and American Theatre Wing Trustee, Natasha is joining us on her dinner break from the Longacre Theatre where her latest project, the new musical “The Prom.” This week’s music: “Expressing Yourself” from “Billy Elliot,” “Land of Hopes and Dreams,” from “Bruce Springsteen on Broadway,” “You Happened,” from “The Prom” and Ethel Merman’s notorious disco version of “There’s No Business Like Show Business." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46mins

7 Nov 2018

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106 – Natasha Katz

The Producer's Perspective Podcast with Ken Davenport

Natasha Katz is a lighting designer for the theatre, dance, and opera. She won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for her work on Long Day’s Journey Into Night. She has 6 Tony Awards (3 plays, 3 musicals). Among her over 60 Broadway credits include designs for An American in Paris (2015 Tony Award), Aladdin, The Glass Menagerie (2014 Tony Award), Motown: The Musical, Once (2012 Tony Award), The Little Mermaid, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage (2007 Tony Award), Tarzan, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Aida (2000 Tony Award), Twelfth Night, and Gypsy. In the world of dance, Katz is a frequent collaborator with choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, with projects including Tryst, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and The Winter’s Tale. Her film work includes Barrymore starring Christopher Plummer and Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth.Listen to Natasha enlighten us all with her thoughts on design and the theater including: How a simple internship unexpectedly lit the way to her career. What she writes in scripts when she reads them for the first time. Why she and all lighting designers have to be chameleons. The difference between working for a corporation like Disney and an independent Producer like, oh, I don’t know . . . me. What Producers and Authors need to know before hiring a designer. Keep up with me: @KenDavenportBwaywww.theproducersperspective.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31mins

9 Jan 2017

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Natasha Katz (#302) - January, 2011

ATW - Downstage Center

"The Addams Family" and "Elf"'s lighting designer Natasha Katz talks about the path of her career, beginning with a high school community service requirement that saw her volunteering at a (now-defunct) Off-Broadway theatre and her semester away from Oberlin College as an intern/observer of designer Roger Morgan on the musical "I Remember Mama" which brought her into immediate contact with such notables as Liv Ullmann and Richard Rodgers. She discusses her on the job training (sans graduate school) with such figures as special effects whiz Bran Ferren and lighting designers Marcia Madeira and Ken Billington; explains why she thinks it takes longer now to mount a musical than it did when she began; how a tumultuous relationship with director Clifford Williams led to her Broadway debut at a very young age; what she learned from her work Off-Broadway and in regional theatre, including some 30 productions at the Dallas Theatre Center; why her task is to focus on two key elements -- people and sets -- and to both separate and unite them; how she comes to love a show that she didn't necessarily enjoy reading simply by virtue of working on it; when she joins the creative process with the director and other designers -- and whether that's always at the right time; how she constantly references and stays familiar with lighting in other shows and even other mediums; what it was like to be part of a triumvirate of designers for "The Coast of Utopia"; and why she thinks lighting design was initially very open to female designers and why she believes it's headed in the wrong direction today. Original air date - January 12, 2011.

54mins

12 Jan 2011

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Natasha Katz (#302) - January, 2011

Tony Award Winners on Downstage Center

“The Addams Family” and “Elf's” lighting designer Natasha Katz (2000 Tony Award winner for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for “Aida”; 2007 Tony Award winner for Best Lighting Design of a Play for “The Coast of Utopia”) talks about the path of her career, beginning with a high school community service requirement that saw her volunteering at a (now-defunct) Off-Broadway theatre and her semester away from Oberlin College as an intern/observer of designer Roger Morgan on the musical “I Remember Mama” which brought her into immediate contact with such notables as Liv Ullmann and Richard Rodgers. She discusses her on the job training (sans graduate school) with such figures as special effects whiz Bran Ferren and lighting designers Marcia Madeira and Ken Billington; explains why she thinks it takes longer now to mount a musical than it did when she began; how a tumultuous relationship with director Clifford Williams led to her Broadway debut at a very young age; what she learned from her work Off-Broadway and in regional theatre, including some 30 productions at the Dallas Theatre Center; why her task is to focus on two key elements -- people and sets -- and to both separate and unite them; how she comes to love a show that she didn't necessarily enjoy reading simply by virtue of working on it; when she joins the creative process with the director and other designers -- and whether that's always at the right time; how she constantly references and stays familiar with lighting in other shows and even other mediums; what it was like to be part of a triumvirate of designers for “The Coast of Utopia”; and why she thinks lighting design was initially very open to female designers and why she believes it's headed in the wrong direction today.

54mins

12 Jan 2011