The Laramie Project
Sound Designer: Aaron Harris-Woodstein
Production Sound Engineer: Alex Brock
The Laramie Project was done in Corbett Auditorium at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music(CCM). The Laramie Project is a collection of interviews with the people of Laramie, Wyoming that tell the story of the murder of Matthew Shepard and the town of Laramie.
For CCM's production, this was done in the spring of 2021, so due to Covid-19 it was not actually performed. However, from a technical perspective, it was fully fleshed out with a complete scenic, lighting, and sound design. In place of performers, we recorded actors speaking select scenes from the show and created a number of soundscapes to bring spatial information to life, alongside the lighting and media design.
In my role as assistant designer, I had the opportunity to create several soundscapes from night sky to bar ambience. Our lead designer was somewhat inexperienced in larger-scale theatre, so I also had the opportunity to teach them software such as ArrayCalc and R1 and had a very active role in system tuning.