in 1: the podcast From the Archive: Director Alex Timbers

by Cory Pattak
As Director Alex Timbers has guided Moulin Rouge! The Musical  to it's pre-Broadway opening at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre we reach into the archives of the in 1: the podcast, hosted by Lighting Designer Cory Pattak, to revisit his candid and interesting conversation with Timbers in June of 2016.
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Episode #83 Description:

It’s another first on this week’s episode as we welcome our first director. But not just any director, it’s two-time Tony nom (and theatre heartthrob) Alex Timbers! Alex is here to give us an insight into the production process from a director’s point of view. He chats with Cory about first design meetings, what is going through his head during tech, how he approaches designers with notes, and his thoughts on paper techs and dry techs. Learn why he has started creating ‘mission statements’ for every show and hear stories from some of his most exciting adventures including ‘Rocky’, ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’, ‘Here Lies Love’ and his many downtown shows with Les Frerses Corbusier. And if you’ve never heard about Alex’s avant-garde production of “How to Succeed…” then gird your loins, because no show is safe from the Timbers treatment!

Guest Bio: Alex Timbers

Alex Timbers is an award winning director and writer: Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (OBIE Award, Tony nom-Best Dir), Rocky (Drama Desk and OCC nom-Best Dir), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (also bookwriter, Tony nom-Best Book, Drama Desk Award-Best Book, Lortel and OCC Awards-Best Musical) and The Pee-Wee Herman Show.

Off Broadway credits includes The Robber Bridegroom (Lortel Award-Best Revival), Here Lies Loves (Lortel Award-Best Dir, Drama Desk and OCC nom-Best Dir, Evening Standard Award), A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Sceintology Pageant (OBIE Award, Garland Award-Best Dir), Loves Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare in the Park), The Language of Trees (Roundabout), Gutenberg (Drama Desk Nom-Best DIrector), Permission (MCC), Oh Hello (Cherry Lane), Dixie’s Tupperware Party (Ars Nova), Here’s Hoover, Hell House, Dance Dance Revolution, Heddatron, and Boozy. Regional credits include Beyond Therapy (Bay Street, Williamstown Theatre Fest), The Last Goodbye (Williamstown Theatre Fest, The Old Globe), and Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse.) Alex is the artistic director and co-founder of Les Frerses Corbusier and co-excutive producer and co-creater of the hit Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle (Golden Globe-Best Musical or Comedy.)


About in 1: the podcast - You know those conversations you have at the bar after a long day of tech? The moments where you sit with your friends and colleagues and discuss what you love about being a designer, but also what drives you mad? Imagine getting to listen in on those conversations with some of the most fascinating, celebrated, and sought after theatrical designers working today. That is what in 1: the podcast strives to be. A long-form, uncensored, candid chat with designers of all walks of life talking about their lives in the theatre. No topic is off limits. From life on the road to life in a Broadway theatre. From trying to get noticed in New York to making a splash in regional theatre. You’ll never know what to expect from each episode. You might learn about a designer’s latest inspiration, or how they got started, their most embarrassing moment, or their favorite collaborator. Hosted by real life (we think) designer Cory Pattak, in 1: the podcast offers unprecedented access into the world of theatrical design, direct from the industry’s most interesting movers and shakers. All the world’s a stage, so draw back the curtain and come meet the magic makers who bring those worlds to life.