Creative Team Talk: “Orange, Hat & Grace”

Picture: right to left: Matt Frey, Rachel Hauck, Raphael Martin

FEED inaugurates its first Creative Team Talk, a recussing series of post-show discussions with member of our productions’ creative teams. For “Orange, Hat & Grace” we are joined by set designer Rachel Hauck and lighting designer Matt Frey. The pair speak about their influences for the design, the creative process and theatrical collaboration. Moderated by Soho Rep’s Literary and Humanities Manager Raphael Martin.

Click here to listen to Rachel and Matt discuss.


MATT FREY (Lighting Designer) has also designed [sic], Suitcase, and Peninsula with Soho Rep. Last season Matt designed This Wide Night (Naked Angels), Melissa James Gibson’s This (Playwrights Horizons), Heidi Schreck’s Creature (P73 and New Georges), Jack’s Precious Moment (P73) and Happy Now? (Primary Stages) all of which were in NYC. Other recent work includes Freefall (Corn Exchange in Dublin). Other credits include: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Ridge Theater Company, The New Group, Manhattan Class Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Theatre for a New Audience, and Paper Mill Playhouse, as well as many other theaters, both regionally and abroad.

RACHEL HAUCK (set designer) New York: This Wide Night (Naked Angels), Creature (P73 / New Georges), A Boy and His Soul (Vineyard) Ethel: TruckStop (BAM Next Wave), The Fever Chart, The Poor Itch (Public Lab), Beebo Brinker Chronicles (Hourglass / 37 Arts), 100 Saints You Should Know (Playwrights Horizons), 1001 (Page 73), Cataract and Antigone Project (Women’s Project). Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Rep, Shakespeare Theater Co, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cal Shakes, Hartford Stage, Berkeley Rep, Huntington, South Coast Repertory, Actors Theater of Louisville, Prince Music Theater and Tokyo’s Parco Theater. She is currently teaching at Vassar and has been the resident set designer for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference since 2005.

RAPHAEL MARTIN (moderator) currently serves as the Literary & Humanities Manager at Soho Repertory Theatre in New York City. He has served as Literary Manager at Manhattan Theatre Club and as a dramaturg at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for multiple seasons. In London he has worked in literary capacities at The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Court Theatre, The National Theatre, The Gate Theatre Notting Hill, The Bush Theatre, Sonia Friedman Productions and The Ambassador Theatre Group. For Yale University he has served as a mentor for the Yale Undergraduate Theater Festival and for The Carlotta Festival of New Plays. He has been a consultant for theater agency Antje Oegel International, served on the selection panel for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Artist Space Grant.

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