Directed by Stephen Pick Produced by Valley Repertory Theater 2015 Sound Design
When I read this play it seems to me that the world is built on sand. That is to say that the characters lives could at any point fall into chaos. This uneasiness is juxtaposed by the characters own denial, allowing them to live in a paradise. This play, being an Arthur Miller play written and produced in the 40’s, evoked a classic Hollywood sensation when reading it, which perfectly parallels the image of faux “Beauty” the Keller’s are trying to maintain. For this reason I decided to sonically create a classic cinema design to highlight both the era that it was written, but to also heighten the sense of fantasy that Kate and Joe have come accustomed to. As the play develops the classical music used will become more chaotic and distorted until the moment of the truth being revealed and we see a new world. Not a world of beauty perfection and fantasy but the world as it actually is.