Directed by Stephen Pick Produced by Valley Repertory theater 2015 Sound Design
The wittiness and pace of "Earnest" create a comic environment familiar to our modern day sitcoms. To keep the audience engaged in the lofty text I decided to adapt a stylistic "sitcom" approach. This created an immediate sense of familiarity with the play and allows the actors to play the joke more stylistically as well. A couple sound elements used to bring out the humor of the play were a theme song like that of a TV show and a laugh track that played on a characters first entrance. The laugh track also supported the audience laughter as a hot key.