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To Kill a Mockingbird

YPT’s version of Mockingbird, a beautiful retelling of a classic story.

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I googled myself today, just for fun, and found a site that has 16 cd’s that I played on for sale!
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3 Dora Nominations, one win!

Nominated for sound design for The Sacrifice Zone, A God in Need of Help and The Ugly One, winning with the Theatre Gargantua production of the Sacrifice Zone, with the ensemble. How can you go wrong with live homemade instruments and foley as well as a singing cast. That makes six Dora’s, congrats to all the other nominees, winners and those who work in theatre but never get awards like the stage managers, video designers, production teams, operators and producers!

The Sea - Shaw Festival

Music and Sound design for the Eda Holmes directed, The Sea. Using Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon crossed with minimalism as the inspiration for music that worked with a fabric sea.

Alice Through the Looking Glass - Stratford

Had the pleasure to work as sound designer on the Stratford production with music by the wonderful Jonathan Monro, directed by the brilliant Gillian Keilley

Finding Elvis - Laurence Lemiux

Helped Laurence Lemieux with the sound design for her lovely show at the Citadel. Using Elvis interviews and early recordings we created an 8 channel Elvis experience.

A God in Need of Help - Tarragon Theatre

I created music and sound using Gregorian chant saying the name of one of the characters over and over, for the very smart Tarragon show.
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The Yellow Wallpaper workshop

Worked on the development of a telling of the Yellow Wallpaper with the excellent Julia Aplin, Anna Chatterton, Jim Ruxton and Phillip Barker. We used music, sound design, moving paper, dancer triggered projections to create the inner world of the story.

Helen Laurence - Canstage/Artsclub

Worked on Stan Douglas’ show Helen Laurence. Wireless mics, system work, big sound design but mostly fun as I had a budget to write for and record a 13 piece band in an old school 3 hour session. One week of rehearsals to write everything for the show, 3 days to do the charts and off we went. An inch of charts and a room of musicians, lots of fun. Stan’s projections and 3D backgrounds are stunning, very cool piece.

Idiot's Delight - soulpepper

Bombs, bombs, bombs and a few planes for a very interesting old anti war play.

The Ugly One - Theatre Smash/Tarragon

We remounted The Ugly One, a very smart little play. Sound in quadraphonic, using industrial hums and beeps and featuring a foley scene for a plastic surgeon using office supplies and flubber.