Jamie Tippett is a NYC-based theatrical sound designer and engineer.
They are particularly interested in sound design for musical theater and the integration of new technologies into sound design.
They are a graduate of Stanford University, where they received a B.A. in Theater & Performance Studies and a B.S. in Sound Engineering (Indiv. Designed Major in Engineering).
Education / Work Experience
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Assistant Production Audio, Summer 2021
Production Audio for two shows of 3-show season.
Worked with designers to create and execute creative solutions for outdoor and site-specific work.
Managed and scheduled multiple teams in parallel to ensure a smooth load-in and tech process.
Managed sound department inventory & coordinated additional video rental.
Created educational opportunities for sound department.
Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays (des. Twi McCallum)
ALIEN/NATION (des. Joshua Reid)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Harry Weininger Sound Fellow, 2019/20 Season
Participated in all load-ins, strikes and maintenance for Sound & Video Dept..
Acted as assistant designer for visiting designers.
Updated department inventories with custom FileMaker solutions.
Maintained all department computers.
Edited Berkeley Rep Podcast: REPisodes
Design: 2020 Teen One Acts Festival (Virtual)
White Noise (des. Mikaal Sulaiman)
Becky Nurse of Salem (des. Mikaal Sulaiman, Music by Daniel Kluger)
Culture Clash (Still) In America (des. Paul James Prendergast)
School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play (des. Jake Rodriguez)
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Sound Design Fellow, Summer 2019
Junior staff member with focus on design.
Helped lead crew calls, load-ins and strikes for 7 show main season.
Assisted with department scheduling (7 staff, 5 interns).
Maintained department inventory.
Participated in 2-week shop build at Masque Sound.
Design: Orlando (dir. Katie Lindsay), and Summer's Soldier (dir. Jenna Worsham)
Assistant Design: Tell Me I'm Not Crazy (des. Palmer Hefferan)
Sound Intern, Summer 2018
Member of 5-person sound department responsible for all sound system installs, strikes, and load-ins for over 10 shows
Front of House mixer for 5 shows. Mixed line-by-line, took sound cues and maintained equipment.
A2 for mainstage musical with >20 channels of wireless including IEMs
Mixer and engineer for Late Night at the Hangar cabaret series—supported the show being amplified for the first time
American Repertory Theatre
Sound Intern, Summer 2017
Participated in a complete system install and tuning of new repertory system from Meyer Sound
Terminated (Phoenix, XLR, Powercon), bundled, and ran cable for system install
Participated in load-in and shadowed technical rehearsals for first two shows of season.
Burn All Night (des. Jessica Paz), and WARHOLCAPOTE (des. John Gromada)
Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Science, 2019
B.A. Theater & Performance Studies
B.S. Sound Engineering (Individually Designed Major in Engineering)