Free Online Seminar: Telling Stories with Sound

taught by former McKnight Theatre Artist Fellow Katharine Horowitz
Tuesday, June 15, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
Online via Zoom

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Playwrights’ Center is taking action to connect people with their communities and create income streams for theater artists who are out of work. Any and all are welcome to join!

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

When: Tuesday, June 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT (4pm PDT, 5pm MDT, 7pm EDT)

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, describe an environment, 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. 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.

Important Things to Note:

  • This class is offered free of charge
  • This class will be offered online only

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.

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