Cats Paying Dues has been extremely blessed to work with amazing creative collaborators throughout our history. From our production designer Rob Harari, to various musical directors including Tommy James and Gregg Kallor, and this season composer/musician Max ZT, our collaborators have been an integral part of bringing our work to life. We’re so happy to welcome lighting designer Nicholas Houfek to the team for CPD10. Nicholas came to us highly recommended and just about saved the day during a production of Echoes In Time last season. He returns to us for CPD10 and the World Premiere of Three Tap Dance Suites. Check out Nicholas’s bio below. We’re super excited about having him with us for our 10th Anniversary.
Nicholas Houfek is a NYC based Lighting Designer working in Music, Theater, and Dance. Mr. Houfek has worked with SoPercussion (Lincoln Center Festival and Carnegie Hall,) The Bang on a Can All-Stars (Carnegie Hall) and ICE (Mostly Mozart, Miller Theater, Roulette, BAC.) His work in Theater and Dance include: The Play about My Dad, The Momentum (Collaboration Town),The Capables, (Gym at Judson), Coney (The New Ohio), Take Me Back (Walkerspace), Travis and the Brazen Women (ARSNOVA),unFRAMED, (John Jay College, SoloNova), Caucasian Chalk Circle (PPAS), Ian Spencer Bell Dance, William Isaac’s Kymera Dance,The 39 Steps (Olney Theatre Center). Co-Lighting Designs include: Natalie Merchant Tour 2014, Li’l Buck and YoYo Ma at (le) Poussin Rouge and the art installation Pharmacaphore with choreography by Silas Reiner at The Storefront for Art and Architecture. Tours with Natalie Merchant, Martha Graham, ArmitageGone! Dance, Deborah Hay, 360º Dance, and Jonah Bokaer as Lighting Supervisor. As an Assistant he has worked for New York City Ballet, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lincoln Center Festival and Fall for Dance at NYCC. Graduate of Boston University.