TSDCA was founded two years ago to encourage interest in sound design as a viable profession. Lindsay Jones, a sound designer and co-chair of TSDCA’s executive board, says that for much of his career he didn’t know many other sound designers, and that he did not have mentors in his field. He wants to help up-and-coming designers have a different experience.

“It’s not that there are not women, people of color, trans or non-binary people in the field—there are,” Jones says. “But in many ways they weren’t seeing the opportunities that white male counterparts are. This seems like an opportunity to encourage new blood in the field, which we feel very strongly about. All voices must be represented in the theatre landscape.”

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