Crowns

I took a trip to the East Coast to the Virginia Stage Company's theatre in Norfolk, VA for this design. Technically a musical, but the score has open sections without scoring and the director, music director and I had the…

The Green Duck Lounge

This was a great privilege to work on. My favorite thing is creating locations and moods by wielding music and sounds like a chisel, sculpting an experience for the listeners. Green duck tongue starts with a wonder opportunity to bring…

It's a Wonderful Life: Radio Play

Road trip! This was a quite the mix up from my usual design, more like setting up an extended recording studio session! This play has foley on nearly every page and it was an adventure to get the right sounds…

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Here Lies Joyland

This was a very different process for me; I had about two weeks from the first meeting to the handing off the show, and so it was imperative that everyone be on the same page. Oh course, it was a…

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Broadway at Baker

State Fair and All Shook Up were two shows that I was the sound designer and mixer. 20 mics, 50 kids. Five days for each show, and one of the most echoey rooms I've worked in to-date. Still it gave…

Hamlet: Summer Tech

This was my first outdoor theatre experience and it was a wild ride. Putting actors in wool layers in outdoor Missouri doesn't give microphones much of a chance to survive, but against all the elements against us, including flash storms…

Xanadu

Getting stuck in the Indianapolis airport was the best thing that happened to this show. Not because it went poorly or anything like that, but because I had a solid couple of hours to do nothing but sit with my…

Avenue Q

Sometimes your work and your life blend together. What are we here for? What is our purpose? Graduating wasn't some sort of magical pill that showed me what I needed to do with my life. I don't have all the…

Tempest Design Concept

What a whirlwind! (Pun intended) This was the first Shakespeare play I've done sound design for and my first design working with a composer. Both were quite awesome. I loved to have music that was meant for the production and…

Little Mermaid

Buckle up! Another fast pace show, one week open to close. My second musical, the first that I got all the paperwork done weeks before and so was able to talk with the director and music director prior so that…

Eclipsed Design Concept

This is a difficult show to talk about because it was a difficult show. The civil war in Liberia was beyond imagining and this play shines a light on women who survivied, the women who fought, and the women who…

Irving Berlin's White Christmas

This was my first musical that was mine from start to finish and my first show postgraduating. This was a children's show with an adult pit orchestra. There were tap numbers and dance solos and herds of people and each…