Newsletter: September 15, 2016

By Jane Shaw |
Sten recently moved his family to Minneapolis from New York City, but he still returns to the Big Apple to design, this summer’s The Total Bent at the Public as an example. He has been the invaluable partner of many sound designers in the community, co-designing with Mark Bennett and John Gromada, and being the associate/assistant on shows for Rob Milburn, Lew ...
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By Jane Shaw |
Arshan is a Boston based sound designer and composer whose studies ranged from electrical engineering and psychoacoustics at MIT to classical saxophone studies with Ken Radnofsky and Philipp Stäudlin! He was recently awarded the 2016 IRNE Award for Best Sound Design (Small Theater) for his design of appropriate for the SpeakEasy Stage Company. He was also a member of the ...
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By Jane Shaw |
Melanie Chen is winning the hearts of the sound design community on the West Coast! She balances assisting notable TSDCA designers Sten Severson, Cricket Myers, Michael Roth and Joe Huppert with her own design work in theater and dance. Melanie is a 2014 MFA graduate from UC San Diego’s Sound Design program, with an undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts. Upcoming ...
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by David Barbour Hamilton rewrites the rules of musical theater. Includes details on how the transfer from the Public to Broadway impacted the designers. Sound Design by Nevin Steinberg.
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New award offers free registration for MFA candidates at the 2017 URTAs, promoting professional training in theatrical sound design. We want you to be the first to know about our newest initiative at URTA. Building on the huge success of last year’s Arts Leadership Initiative, aimed at promoting recruitment of MFA candidates in the area of theatre management, we’re expanding the ...
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By Victoria Deiorio |
On January 10th, 2016, Member of TSDCA participated in the first ever “Super Sound Sunday” by Stage Seminars. The event is designed to be introductory, as a pre-cursor to the professional level training provided by Broadway Sound Master Class.  About 50 attendees ranged in age from high school and college-aged students, their professors and educators, as well as early career ...
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By Victoria Deiorio |
The adage that you can make a killing in the theatre but not a living has been repeated ad nauseam, but the sentiment still has an unfortunate ring of truth. Unless you’re part of a hit Broadway property or are among a certain echelon of salaried theatre managers, life in the American theatre for many remains one of passion and ...
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