Actually, it's my second. And actually, I don't know if they're called "Billie" awards anymore (originally a nod to the Tony awards for Broadway theatre). The NYA National Youth Arts Awards (originally NYT, since it started off as theatre-only) is an awesome organization started by Rob Hopper to honor and invigorate the youth theatre artists … Continue reading I got a Billie award in Sound Design!
I would not walk 500 miles because when I wake up, I can just roll out of bed and "virtual reality" myself into the theatre.I worked for 7 hours at the theatre today without needing to put on pants, and I'll even tell you how I did it. But first, a question: WHY? There are … Continue reading Theatrical Sound Design – 500 Miles Away
Today I preach from atop the musical theatre soapbox For what it's worth, let me say that this is thus far the most challenging post I've written. And that I believe this to be fundamentally important for a successful production. Wikipedia says that sound design is "the process of specifying, acquiring, manipulating or generating audio … Continue reading The Difference Between Sound Design and, um… Sound Design
2005 marked my first official sound design in musical theatre. Well, "design" is a strong word for what I did... to scrounge up limited resources in an attempt to amplify singers over the band. It was for Hair produced by Fritz Theatre. There's still an extant review for it, wherein my work received an honorable … Continue reading The Relationship of Sound to Theatre