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Sound and Music for the Theatre, 3rd Edition by James LeBrecht, Deena Kaye

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Feedback: A Directors’ and Playwrights’ Forum

Certain sounds may be dictated in a production as early as the playwright’s first draft of a script. As he develops his concept, a director may hear sounds he feels are necessary to the production. Both playwright and director hear the call of sound, and respond by incorporating it into their work in the many ways their craft and unique personalities allow. Theirs will be primary voices in your sound design, so consider their perceptions well.

The following section involves directors and playwrights focusing on sound—its conception and design, and its impact on their work in today’s theatre. Their views were gathered in either personal or phone interviews or in written responses to specific sets of ...

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