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, […]

The 2014 Illinois Shakespeare Festival Closes

Last night was the final performance of the 2014 Illinois Shakespeare Festival. This year, the festival was presented as a trilogy, as we performed Much Ado About Nothing, Elizabeth Rex, and Antony and Cleopatra. Rex was the glue that tied the other two shows together (the story takes place after a production of Much Ado […]

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 […]

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 […]