Yearly Archives: 2017


Everybody in theatre has personal rituals that they follow. Actors, individually and as a group, have warm-up exercises that they follow religiously.  I have pre-show routines that help me feel confident that all the speakers are powered up and that all the critical sound cues are operational.  And then there […]

Fight Call: Like a beautiful little dance


One of the nice things I inherited when I took over the sound design/engineering duties at the black box was a simple, overhead monitoring system for the actors onstage.  This makes great sense for a small(-ish) stage – always conserve real estate.  Normally this pair of speakers would provide a […]

A new use for on-stage monitors