The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
Race by David Mamet
As Charles Strickland is uncovered as guilty, the lighting exposes the cold, tense environment of the law firm. Windows are seen as a way the outside world "sheds light" on racism and sexism, and brings them into reality, or in this instance, the law firm.
"...lighting design by Maya Ablao and attractive overhead lights that grow softer and warmer..." - Marin Heinritz of REVUE West Michigan
Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin
This sound design focuses on Billie's growth throughout the show, and her love of music becomes apparent in the second scene. In portraying this expansion of knowledge, composers and musicans from the 1940s are played during Preshow, Intermission, and Postshow. The Preshow musicans are mostly men, while Billie's knowledge grows to learn more about women and history, the Intermission and Postshow music is composed by all women and people of color.
Tick, Tick...Boom! by Jonathan Larson
Michigan Technological University
Slaughter City by Naomi Wallace
This design won Unrealized Technical Sound Design at KCACTF Region 3 in Indianapolis, IN.