After a few months of struggling with some access to this blog which included some hosting matters), I’m finally able to give an update about some of the work that I’ve been doing.Here are some notes about some recent projects: — In October, I designed and scored the west coast premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s ‘Gards at the Taj’ at The Geffen Playhouse.Congratulations to everyone at the Geffen, especially Randy and Gil!And to the entire creative team (Gio, our director, Ramiz and Raffi, our actors, Tom, Lap, and Denitsa, the visual designers, and Maggie, our stage manager)!I was nominated for two individual awards for Outstanding Sound Design for a Large Theatre for my work on Guards at the Taj and Barcelona, both with The Geffen Playhouse.I didn’t win the individual award, but Guards at the Taj did win for Outstanding Production for a Large Theatre.It was terrific to be back to work with them, one of my artistic homes in CA.Right now, I’m wrapping up previews of The Tempest at the New Swan Shakespeare Festival. In September, I’ll be designing Romeo and Juliet at The Guthrie in Minneapolis.
Clown Aliens is a piece that I’ve been developing for a few years now, and I was glad to see this production! In April and May, I worked on the world premiere of a play called Actually at the Geffen Playhouse.
EC is a sequel of sorts to Razboil Clovnilor (War of the Clowns), a piece that Simon and I developed for the National Theatre a few years ago.