Antony and Cleopatra – 2014 Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Director: Kevin Rich Scenic Design: Kristin Ellert Lighting Design: Sarah Maines Costume Design: Sandy Childers Composer/Music Director: Shannon O’Neill Composer/Asst. Music Director: Kieran Pereira Choreographer: Jean Kerr From the beginning we wanted this production of Antony and Cleopatra to be musical, but more rhythmic than melodic. We therefore kept hints of melody throughout the show, […]

2013 Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Photo: Pete Guither. |  As the sound designer/composer of the 2013 Illinois Shakespeare Festival, I sound designed all three shows (A Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, and Failure: A Love Story) on the main stage, and I composed music for two of the shows (A Comedy of Errors and Macbeth). The Festival is working to return to original practices with […]

Mother Courage — Snow

Mother Courage and Her Children Director: Sandi Zielenski This snow was used during a scene in the Illinois State University production of Mother Courage and Her Children in October of 2012. It was projected onto the wall and the set during a snowstorm scene. The show toured to the KCACTF Region III Festival in January […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance Westhoff Theatre Director: Vanessa Stalling Scenic Design: Jen Kazmierczak Lighting Design: Caisa Sanburg Composer/Sound Design: Shannon Marie O’Neill (as Shannon O’Neill) Costume Design: Jamie Jones All photos on this page: Pete Guither   This production was unlike any other production of Midsummer you’ve ever seen. Imagine Puck […]

The Hippo Song!

At long last, I am finally posting the 2D Animation of The Hippo Song. Due to my interview and subsequent job offer from Illinois State University, I shortened the project so that I could graduate on time, so not all verses of the song are there. At some point, I hope to finish the song and […]

Arabian Nights Photo Credit: UGA Theatre and Film Studies

Sound Design: Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights: UGA University Theatre October 2010 My Role: Sound Designer, Composer, Musical Direction Director: David Saltz All of these sounds were created with Apple Loops. The original concept was to use interactive sound within the production, meaning that we needed loop-based material that could build on itself as needed. As such, I created files […]

Photo Credit: Cecilia Durbin

Sound Design: Speaking Without Tongues

Hidden Voices: Speaking Without Tongues My Role: Sound Designer, Composer Director: Kathy Williams Script by: Lynden Harris Performed at: The ArtsCenter (Carrboro, NC), UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, Duke University (Reynolds Theatre) Hear an interview on WUNC’s The State of Things Hidden Voices is a non-profit theatre organization whose mission is “to challenge, strengthen, […]


Here is a prototype of phlegm I did for a NIH-funded project for the UGA Vet School. A team of us were working on a respiratory system, and my portion was cilia and mucus. This pass is mucus-only, and it shows the mucus as it is pushed by the (currently invisible) cilia.

Snowman Animation

  This was my first ever 3-D animation project, made in Maya, for an animation class I took. I love this guy’s hat — it makes him look refined, but not stuffy (as a top hat might do …)