Online Seminar: Telling Stories with Sound

taught by former McKnight Theatre Artist Fellow Katharine Horowitz
Sunday, December 13 2:30pm - 5:00pm CT
Venue: 
Online via Zoom
Cost: 
$5 for Members, $15 for Non-Members

Class Type: The Play Class Level: All Experience Levels Welcome

When: Sunday, December 13 2:30pm - 5:00pm CT 

(12:30pm PT, 1:30pm MT, 3:30pm ET)

Where: Online via Zoom, check out this quick video on the process.

Structure: Lecture w/light participation and exercises 

Participants must register to join this class, Sign Up at the bottom of the page


Sound design and music are a language. When we run out of words and pictures, we rely on sound to coax emotion, create a world, and tell a story. In the last few decades, with the explosion of film and tv, sound has become more integral than ever in telling stories. And in this era of COVID, audio plays are more important than ever. How can playwrights best serve the sound of their play or even of a character without encroaching on the audience’s imagination or a designer’s creativity? This seminar will address the language, development, and process of sound in playwrighting and performance.

This is the class for you if you:

  • Are curious about the sound designer's process
  • Want to better use sound in your plays
  • Produce a play in this time of social distancing 

PostScript: Katharine Horowitz is a theatrical sound designer, composer, and teaching artist in Minneapolis, MN. Since 2000, she has designed critically-acclaimed and award-winning shows for many theatres in the Twin Cities and Midwest region. Katharine is a professional member of the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association, and a 2017 McKnight Theatre Artist Fellow at the Playwrights' Center.


 Sign Up Below! 

Questions? Email Membership & Development Coordinator, Alayna Barnes, at alaynab@pwcenter.org 

Class type: 
Online