Get to Know Our Lighting Designer: Cat Wilson

brown Lần cập nhật cuối: 10/02/2014

Full name?  Catherine Wilson

Where you were born/where you were raised?  Seattle, WA 

Your position within the A NEW BRAIN family? Lighting designer

What does that mean/what do you do?  I create the mood, sense of location, and fantastical qualities of the show.

In 5 words, how do you describe A NEW BRAIN?  fun, wacky, vulnerable, sensitive, loving

How would you describe Bill’s writing?  unique, witty, and fun

Fill in the blanks: _____heart______ + _____drive______ = a song.

What was your must-see TV show as a kid?  I didn’t get to watch TV when I was a kid, but when I was over at a friend’s house we would watch Doug, Salute Your Shorts, and things like that.

If you could be best friends with any cartoon character in the real world, who would it be?  Garfield the cat. I feel like we would get along well 

Who would play you in the Lifetime movie of your life?  Well someone once told me I look like Drew Barrymore, but I think that person was seeing things (no way we look alike). But I would definitely want Meryl Streep to play the older me!

Special hidden talent?  I windsurf.

Something you’re REALLY bad at?  Jumping rope….. I’m just not that coordinated.

Favorite Chicago neighborhood?  Andersonville. I just moved there and love it!

Current local show you have been recommending to friends?  Sweet Smell of Success by Kokandy Productions. I hear the lighting is sexy 😉

Most played song on your iPod?  Don’t have an iPod…… but on my computer it is tied between “Dancing Through Life” from Wicked and “Man of la Mancha” from … Man of la Mancha.

Pop culture guilty pleasure?  Watching the red carpet fashion commentary

Three things you can’t live without?  Good coffee, amazing friends in my life, a large body of water near by.

“I’ll never understand why… guys wear their pants below their butts. That defeats the purpose of pants.”


Come see Cat’s work in William Finn and James Lapine’s A NEW BRAIN February 21 – March 9, 2014 at Rivendell Theatre. Ticketing and performance information can be found at The Brown Paper Box Co.’s site.

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