UPCOMING

  • World Premiere of Thoughts of a Colored Man. Syracuse Stage, Syracuse NY. Design by Mikaal Sulaiman

  • Thoughts of a Colored Man. Baltimore Center Stage, Baltimore, MD. Design by Mikaal Sulaiman


One Man, Two Guvnors

Assistant Sound Designer - July 2019

Chautauqua Theater Company.  Chautauqua Institution, NY

  • Directed by Andrew Borba.

  • Sound Design by Rob Kaplowitz.

  • Scenic Design by Lee Savage.

  • Costumes by Angela Calin.

  • Lighting Design by Scott Bolman.

As a part of my Fellowship with Chautauqua Theatre Company, I assisted Tony Award Winning Sound Designer, Rob Kaplowitz. I worked closely with the Chautauqua Staff to establish a rental package that best served the show while remaining in budget. I served as a liaison between the Sound Designer and the Musical Director throughout the rehearsal and tech processes. I also assisted Production Management in line gear and instruments for the band.


The Christians

Assistant Sound Designer - June/July 2019

Chautauqua Theater Company.  Chautauqua Institution, NY

  • Directed by Taibi Magar.

  • Sound Design by Mikaal Sulaiman.

  • Scenic & Projection Design by Adam Rigg.

  • Costumes by Andrew Jean.

  • Lighting Design by Masha Tsimring.

As Chautauqua Theatre Company’s Sound Fellow, I assisted Mikaal Sulaiman on Lucas Hnath’s The Christians. As Assistant, I worked to draft, create patching schemes, and implement Mikaal’s vision. I worked closely with the Theater Sound Supervisor to make the best use of CTC’s inventory to support this production. During a technically challenging load in for all departments, including setbacks caused by fly-system failure, I adjusted our plan to ensure a system that supported the aesthetic of this production.


Top Girls

Assistant Sound Designer (Original Music)- April 2017

Clarence Brown Lab Theatre.  Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Directed by Casey Sams.

  • Sound Design & Original Music by Mike Ponder.

  • Scenic Design by Jelena Andzic.

  • Costumes by Devin O'Neil

  • Lighting Design by Jordan Vera.

As the Assistant Designer, I worked with Mike to research run-way music as well as historical music from the time of each of the heroic women featured in the first scene.  We then created songs that combined the two genres, which matched the modern aesthetic of the production.  I created much of the transition music, based on runway loops.  The tracks I created can be heard below.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CLARENCE BROWN THEATRE.  PHOTOS BY BRYNN YEAGER.


The Busy Body

Assistant Sound Designer - March 2017

Clarence Brown Theatre.  Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Directed by John Sipes.

  • Sound Design by Maranda DeBusk.

  • Scenic Design by Nevena Prodanović.

  • Costumes by Marianne Custer.

  • Lighting Design by John Ambrosone.

This reformation comedy provided a challenge as a proscenium stage was constructed in a theatre intend to be in the round.  I worked with the designer to create a system that provided coverage around the room without obstructing sight lines.  I then assisted in installing the system and programming Q-Lab.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CLARENCE BROWN THEATRE. PHOTOS BY BRYNN YEAGER.


Outside Mullingar

Assistant Sound Designer - February 2017

Clarence Brown Theatre.  Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Directed by Kate Buckley.

  • Composition & Sound Design by Joe Cerqua.

  • Scenic Design by Henry Wilkinson.

  • Costumes by Kyle Andrew Schellinger.

  • Lighting Design by Tannis Kapell.

As assistant to Joe Cerqua, I worked to take his original compositions for this show and tailor them to this production.  Pre-production, I worked with the house engineer to create a system that provided full coverage for music while still allowing for environmental sounds to surround the audience.  During the tech process, I programmed Q-Lab and trained the board operator.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CLARENCE BROWN THEATRE. PHOTOS BY BRYNN YEAGER.


Violet

Assistant House Sound Engineer

Clarence Brown Theatre.  Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Directed by Bill Jenkins.

  • Sound Design by Matt Tibbs.

  • House Sound Engineer: Mike Ponder

  • Musical Director: Terry Silver-Alford

This musical incorporated an onstage band, a cast of 11, and a full gospel choir into a bus ride from North Carolina to Oklahoma.  As Assistant House Engineer, I worked with the House Engineer to set up the system, program the board, created fitted mic rigs, and train the A2 and assist in training the mixer

Photos courtesy of the Clarence Brown Theatre.  Photos by Brynn Yeager.


South Pacific

Assistant Sound Designer & Mixer - May 2016

Clarence Brown Theatre.  Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Directed by Terry Silver-Alford.

  • Sound Design by Barry G Fundenburg.

  • Scenic Design by Jack Magaw.

  • Costumes by Kathryn Rohe.

  • Lighting Design by John Horner.

  • Projections by Maranda Debusk.

This Rodgers and Hammerstein classic involved a mic'ed cast of 40 and a full orchestra, all in a packed 600 seat house.  As the Assistant Designer and Mixer, I worked with the House Engineer to load in the system, train the A2s and playback operator, and ensured the sonic experience the Designer intended was preserved through my mix.  

Photos courtesy of the Clarence Brown Theatre.  Photos by Brynn Yeager.


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