Cory Pattak is a Lighting Designer whose New York design credits include Final Follies (Primary Stages), Stalking the Bogeyman (New World Stages), Revolution in the Elbow…(Minetta Lane), Handle with Care (Westside Theatre), Witnessed by the World, COAL, 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), They’re Playing Our Song, Our Town (Actor’s Fund), Happy We’ll Be (Roseland Ballroom), and Freddie Falls in Love (Diamond Stage).
Regional credits include Flashdance: the musical (US National Tour), Footloose (Norwegian Cruise Line), Resident Lighting Designer for the Kennedy Center’s Broadway Center Stage series, and shows at The Old Globe, Goodspeed Musicals, Olney Theatre (Helen Hayes Nom- Best Lighting Design), Asolo Rep, Kansas City Rep, Miami New Drama, Portland Stage, Tuacahn Amphitheater, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Cap Rep, Bucks County Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Indianapolis Opera, Hangar Theatre, Weston Playhouse, Lyric Theatre of OK, Sacramento Music Circus, Bristol Riverside, Arkansas Rep, Penguin Rep, Engeman Theatre, and Northern Stage.
International: Sunset Boulevard, Singin’ In The Rain (IMM, Sãu Paulo, Brazil; Bibi Ferreira Awards Best Lighting Design), Letters to Santa Clause (Misi Producciones, Bogatá Colombia)
Associate: Newsies (Paper Mill Playhouse, Broadway, US Tour, Theatrical Film), Peter and the Starcatcher (NYTW, Broadway, New World Stages, US Tour – Tony Award), A Time to Kill, An Evening with 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/Regional/London), Chicago, Wizard of Oz (US Tours).
Cory is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design/Technical Theatre from Syracuse University. He is also the host and creator of in 1: the podcast, a podcast featuring interviews with theatrical designers available at in1podcast.com and in the iTunes store.
The number 1 question that Cory is asked is “Do you have advice for young designers?”. Well, he does! This video is aimed at any type of designer, not just lighting.
In Cory’s 3rd class for BOOM, he gives us his top 10 ‘secret’ tips for better lighting design.
Cory Pattak’s second lighting class, Cory discusses LED lights and how to incorporate it into your design.
Cory Pattak discusses the use of light design on the stage and how important it is to tell a story.