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 […]

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 […]

And 2013 Comes to a Close

As 2013 comes to an end, I look back on a great, but busy, year at Illinois State University. 2013 began with me teaching my regular course load at ISU, while also sound designing our CPA production of Oklahoma! in February and our Westhoff production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in April. I was happy […]

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). […]