• Portfolio

    All shows are in chronological order. Please see my resume for dates -- it will get updated before my portfolio.

    IN PROGRESS

    Gaieties 2018: Jane Stanford and the Chamber of Secrets

    co-design with Allen Wehner

    Directed by Charlie Dubach-Reinhold

    November 2018

    This production relied heavily on sound to create magical illusions. Each character had a different magical power, so we created a different sound that reflected that power but also felt cohesive. The overall design was evenly divided, but for execution, my co-designer took the lead on effect creation, while I focused on engineering. I focused on setting up, micing, and EQing the band, as well as giving overall mix notes. This division allowed us to both have ears on the entire design but with each of us focusing on a particular aspect of the design.

     

    Speaker Plot: ArrayCalc, This PA was a d&b V series LCR line array hang with 6x flown subs splitting center. We added 2 front fills as well as under-balcony fills. This allowed us to get an even spread in the room while still allowing for LR panning for SFX and the band, and strong localization to the stage for vocals in the center array.

     

    Reviews: Stanford Daily

  • Angels in America, Part 2: Perestroika

    Directed by Vineet Gupta

    November 2018

    This production balanced the hyper-realistic and the hyper-theatrical while aiming to create one cohesive world. Each act was framed by the sound of a tuning viola that, when the characters began to build their new world around them at the end of the show, finally settled. Each naturalistic scene had suggestions of their location that would fade in and out, either creating quiet for characters to inhabit or preventing them from doing so.

    The angel wore a DPA-4061, hidden and processed with reverb and delay. This had the unexpected, but welcome effect of modulating the voices of those near her, adding another element to how she modulated the world around her.

     

    Speaker Plot: This speaker placement allowed us to localize sound from nearly any part of the room. The effects speakers were highly effective in providing a contrast to the sounds of the angel, which seemed to come from all directions and were often accompanied by a seat-shaking rumble from the subwoofers below the seats.

    CueList, QLab

     

    Audio Samples:

    Viola

    Angel's Arrival

    Heaven

    collaboration, challenges

     

     

    Reviews: Stanford Arts Review

     

    REVIEWS:

    "The soundscape of the play... aids in this delicate balancing act, adding just the right amount of unearthly music and bone-rattling bass to settle us into a spiritual world." - Minh-Anh Day, Stanford Arts Review

  • A Raisin in the Sun

    co-design with Sara Huddleston

    Directed by Harry J. Elam, Jr.

    October 2018

    This was a sparse sound design, allowing for the acting and text to stand alone as much as possible. In order to maintain this realism, we used several speakers inside and behind set pieces to localize various effects and keep them in the world of the story. Between scenes, we used various jazz songs from 1959 to create a musical narrative sculpted around Charles Mingus's "Better Git it in Your Soul", which framed the show.

     

    Speaker Plot

     

    Audio Samples

    Opening

    Closing

    Drums of Passion

     

    Reviews: Stanford Arts Review, Stanford Daily

  • Doctor Voynich and Her Children

    By Leanna Keyes

    Directed by Claire LaMadrid

    May 2018

    This show took place in a postapocalyptic world. Because of this, we planned to use various bird and other natural sounds to indicate the time of day. These were sometimes kept a sub-perceptible level to be removed to allow the actors voices to fill the space, allowing their words to resonate fully in the space. Since having very active sounds under scenes would have been distracting to the audience, I put the sound of a stream in one sonic location through most of the show. This helped ground the show in space and allowed me to take that sound out to give the characters more sonic space to inhabit.

     

    Speaker Plot, Cue List, QLab

     

    Audio Samples:

    Fire?

    Storm?

    Opening

     

    Reviews:

  • Chicago

    Directed by Gabe Weider

    April 2018

    A central part of the director's vision was highlighting the contrast between the performative and the realistic. From a sound perspective, this was achieved by creating two distinct processing paths for actors' voices that were dynamically changed throughout the show and by creating underscoring for select moments, highlighting either the realism or the lack thereof.

     

    Speaker Plot

     

    Signal Flow?

     

    Audio Samples

    Hunyak

    Billy Office

    Board Feed?

     

    Reviews: Stanford Arts Review, Stanford Daily

  • Next to Normal

    Directed by Nathan Large

    March 2018

    Design

     

    Speaker Plot, Cue List, QLab

     

    Audio Samples:

    1 good voices moment

     

     

     

    Reviews: Stanford Daily