Theater

I’ve always loved creating spaces for words to be heard. Some of my favorite experiences have been working with actors, directors and poets to enhance their work on the stage. I used to be half of the house duo for a series called Red Sea Poetry at the Hudson Theater in Hollywood. That’s where I met the director that first asked me to score a film, actually. I accompanied some experimental solo theater in Los Angeles and New York. Then around 2000 I started working with the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) and Shakespeare Center Los Angeles on youth-oriented projects. I created music and sound design for what are called Compassion Plays (now presented by Encompass) and mentored teens creating music and soundscapes for a program called Will Power to Youth. This program gives youth living below the poverty level a paid summer job creating original plays based on The Bard’s, incorporating their contemporary life experiences. It’s a wonderful program!

Composition + Sound Design examples: Kick | [cref horizon-line Horizon Line]