THEORY ONE PRODUCTIONS: a pro-audio + production partnership dedicated to the audio engineering + recording + studio mixing of premier concert performances and multimedia broadcasts in tandem with production management + artist relations services for acts that include Justin Timberlake, The Roots, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson. Passion Pit and Eric Clapton.
Founded in 2003 by Paul and Courtney Klimson, Theory One is based out of New York City and provides the highest production and audio industry standards to memorable touring concert and broadcast performances that span the globe.
Courtney Klimson manages Theory One Productions. As founder and president of the company, she provides comprehensive production management and artist relations services in aligned partnership with the sound engineering services of her husband, Paul Klimson.
Courtney provides a layered and attentive approach to the unique artistic needs of touring performers (and their music teams) and coordinates much of the detailed behind-the-scenes logistics required to produce memorable concert performances and audience experiences.
She works with promoters, venue officials, and touring management teams to create the kind of backstage environment that produces extraordinarily cohesive top-of-the-line talent experiences. Her mission is talent-focused, comfort-inducing, and aimed at establishing the earned trust that bolsters confident stage-commanding experiences among performers.
Most recently, she joined the Passion Pit team at the end of their 10th Anniversary Manners Tour to fill in as a personal/production assistant. Courtney left that tour and jumped in to assist in the artist compound for the 2019 Roots Picnic. Prior to that, she was honored to fill in as a production assistant with Eric Clapton for a short run. Other projects include a live recording and studio mix of a Pandora-produced concert at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the release of John Legend's studio album, 'Darkness and Light' and a Theory One produced radio broadcast with Nashville’s Lightning 100 Independent Radio Station on behalf of the community-inspired Blood:Water fundraising organization.
Courtney spent the past decade in New York City where she built an entire pro-audio installation division at the Masque Sound & Recording Corporation with notable audio clients that include The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York University, and the famous and expansive St. Patrick’s Cathedral located in the heart of New York City.
While at Masque, she got the call to work in television production on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on the ‘Top of the Rock’ at the historic 30 Rockefeller Plaza. As a freelance Production Manager, Courtney was instrumental in the putting together the uniquely memorable live U2 rooftop performance at Rockefeller Center for the highly-anticipated inaugural week episode (and February 18 broadcast) of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
In 2015, she joined the ST8MNT Brand Agency in Nashville. There she served as an Account Manager for ST8MNT clients which include the CMA Music Fest, various AEG Music Festivals (Watershed Festival, Windy City Lake Shake, and Faster Horses Festival) and artists such as Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, and others.
Courtney is a Greenville University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Media Promotions. Originally from Rochester, New York, she currently lives in New York City.
Paul Klimson brings twenty highly-credited years of technical experience to the details of audio, staging, video, and lighting arrangement in the areas of television broadcasts, arena performances, international music festivals, and top-tier special events production. He designs, creates, and implements the technical foundation upon which the most resonating musical performances of the day exist.
What musicians - like Justin Timberlake, John Legend, and The Roots – understand is that Paul’s technical contributions help drive undeniable impact to their talented performances and serve in collaborative partnership to the extraordinary moments in their audience experience. They trust him. They depend on him. And, most importantly, each take the stage with an artistic confidence enhanced by a sincere reliability in the comprehensive backstage capabilities of Paul’s technical command and teamwork.
Paul’s behind-the-scenes work has been felt in the uniquely beautiful Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake acoustic duet performance (of the Cyndi Lauper cover ‘True Colors’) at the Cannes Film Festival (in May 2016) in support of the ‘Trolls’ DreamWorks Animation film. And, soon followed up by the highly-noted Timberlake debut of ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ performance at the annual Eurovision Song Contest finals in Stockholm, Sweden.
Paul was plucked out John Legend’s ‘Evolver Tour’ in 2008 to audition (at SNL) for what was to become the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon television show. Over the course of 6 years (and 965+ episodes), he worked in every music production element of the NBC nightly broadcast, in direct support of The Roots, and in full collaboration with an enviable guest list of top acts which include Kanye West, Radiohead, Drake, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Lauryn Hill, and The XX among many others.
In 2013, Paul designed and built the monitor package for the famous Studio 6B set at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and saw the show through its memorable transition into The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He took the new nightly broadcast – managing audio and monitor mixer responsibilities - through another 120 episodes featuring a revolving roster of musical guests that include U2, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Beck, Kendrick Lamar, David Byrne, Tim McGraw, Arcade Fire, The Avett Brothers, and numerous other acts. Paul helped solidify the show’s audio team before his departure from television to join Justin Timberlake in the massive ’The 20/20 Experience World Tour’ later that year – Timberlake’s most successful solo tour to date with a total box office gross of $231.6 million. He most recently finished on Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Tour, which took off on the heels of his epic 2018 SuperBowl performance.
Paul’s prior audio experience (from 2006 to 2008) contains a multitude of high-profile sound media projects (on behalf of Masque Sound & Recording Corp.) which include Vdosc System Tech work (for VH-1 Classics, Microsoft MPX 2006, and the Hillary Duff 2006 Tour); Industrials (for Disney Mountain in the City – Avalanche Mountain, Project Runway, New York Marriott Marquis, KLP/Hennessey, The Strokes, Goldfrapp, and Tony Bennett); and Broadway Sound Production (for the Hairspray Vegas installation, Blue Man Group Boston - Charles Playhouse audio reinstall, and the annual Manhattan Theater Club Spring Gala.)
Originally from Morrison, Illinois, Paul currently lives in New York City.