The Forever Waltz Opens This Week

It’s been a while since USITT Training in Las Vegas, and quite a bit has gone on. Over the summer I worked for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, composing music for two shows (A Comedy of Errors, Macbeth) and sound designing all three on the main stage (A Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Failure: A Love Story). What a wild ride it was! The Festival presented many firsts for me — it was my first time working in rep, my first time doing three shows simultaneously, my first time doing outdoor theatre, and my first time designing for a shows that would go into two performance spaces. We had a fantastic company this year, with great designers, technicians, directors, and actors. While it was one of the most exhausting theatrical experiences I’ve ever had, it was also the most rewarding. It was an opportunity to work with an extremely talented and enthusiastic company, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Moreover, I am proud of the work we created.

Now that school is back in session, I am designing for The Forever Waltz, directed by ISU MFA Directing Candidate Leah Cassella. We open this Thursday, performing in Centennial West 207. It is a new take on the Eurydice myth, and a beautiful, complex story about love and memory. I am sound designer and co-composer with my assistant sound designer, Eddie Curley, who also appears as Watts in the play. The show performs October 3-8 and October 8-12 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on October 12 at 2:00 p.m.

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