A devised Collection of connections
Hollins Theatre Institute
Directed by Lauren Brooke Ellis & Susie Young
Gathering Light was a devised work created to be performed live within COVID restrictions. It featured a series of original pieces centered around social justice and the human experience with audience participation. As the sound designer, I worked hand in hand with the directors to create soundscapes that evoked a spontaneous reaction. Since the show was outdoors and didn't have a script there were no cue sheets.
This piece was meant to discuss the amount of news and social media we take in on a daily basis. I worked with the actors of the piece to create a soundscape that featured notable voices weaved together with a symphony of social media sound effects. As the actors got more and more overwhelmed by the media they were taking in, the soundscape crescendoed to audibly align with their breakdowns. The video design was created by Kiah Kayser. The image to the left is the Audition session of the sound design for Beep Boop.
*Video Design by Kiah Kayser