September 13 - 14, 2021

Instructor:  Deanna Choi

Dates:  Monday September 13, Tuesday September 14th

Time:  2:00PM – 4:00PM

Participants: 20


Sound is a vast and nebulous domain of stagecraft. It doesn’t help that the English language has a paucity of words to describe sound. How then, do writers, directors, designers, and technicians relate to one another when describing sound and music? Sound designer and composer Deanna H. Choi leads a 2-part workshop to investigate the creative process and methods of effective collaboration. This workshop is geared towards stage practitioners of all disciplines, focusing more on the dramaturgy of sound design over technical elements. No prior experience with sound design is necessary.


About Deanna H. Choi

DEANNA H. CHOI (she/her) composes original music for film and designs sonic environments for live performance and installations. Formerly a researcher in behavioural neuroscience, she integrates principles of psychology into her composition and sound design. Her designs for plays and musicals have taken her across Canada, including the Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival, Neptune, Theatre Calgary, Soulpepper, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Tarragon, Crow’s Theatre, The Grand (London), Theatre New Brunswick, and the Blyth Festival. She recently sound-designed the synesthesia installation as part of Immersive Van Gogh New York. She teaches sound design at the National Theatre School of Canada, York University, and many other organizations. She is the 2020 laureate of the Pauline McGibbon Award, and has been nominated for the Louis Applebaum Composers Award and a Robert Merritt Award. Member of ADC/IATSE, SCGC, and SOCAN.