State of the Theatre:
The Sound and the Fury

Monday, April 30, 2018
7 - 9 PM
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

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Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse
4045 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

 
 Costume Design by Emily Woods Hogue

The third and final installment of the new series, State of the Theatre: Seattle Artists in Conversation will feature some of the region’s most accomplished sound designers in conversation with longtime Seattle Times theatre critic, lecturer, and author Misha Berson.

The actors’ voices are not all you hear in a theatrical production. In most cases there is an array of other sounds too—recorded or live music that is incidental or central to the action, special effects ranging from the subtle to the monumental. The artist responsible for all this is the sound designer, and the Northwest is home to some superlative ones. In this third State of the Theatre forum, four sound designers will discuss the nature and practice of their work, and play audio and video samples of what they do best.  

Panelists: The panel will include Gregory Award winner Robertson Witmer, whose sound and music have graced productions for Seattle Shakespeare Company, ACT Theatre, and Abbey Theatre Dublin; Portland-based Sharath Patel, who has designed shows in Seattle, Portland, Boston, England, Romania and elsewhere; Dominic CodyKramers, a theater educator at Seattle University whose sound designs include many for ACT Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre; and Johanna Melamed, who has created sound schemes for productions by eSe Teatro, Pork Filled Players among other companies in and beyond Seattle, and scores for animations by visual and media artist Barbara Robertson.

This event is free and open to the public. 


This panel is the third installment of a three-event series of public discussions about the art and aesthetics of contemporary Seattle theatre, and anyone involved in or interested in the art form is encouraged to attend and participate.