Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association

Post-Show with John McKenna

Let’s talk about the Show Stereophonic with Associate Designer, John McKenna!

In-person only. Seating is limited. If you are not part of the TSDCA ticket block at Stereophonic, please email, ATTN: Jane Shaw to reserve a seat.


Professionally, John (he/him) practices sound design for Broadway plays and musicals in addition to software engineering. When not busy with work, John designs and builds innovative furniture, creates purpose-designed products using 3D printing, and enjoys playing with his cat, Nori.

He actively participated in many live productions, including on Broadway, most often as an associate designer. He has developed numerous software applications for over three years, most recently using machine learning to improve captioning for live theater.

John has developed an IoT product called Haze Watch, which proactively manages theatrical haze, enhancing the lighting designer’s show.

John’s passion lies at the intersection of art and technology, where he finds joy in creating, regardless of the medium.

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