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Theatrical Sound Design 2004-2013

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Pangs of the Messiah......Theatre J
Winter Festival of 10-Minute Plays......Madcap Players
The Bomb Stops Here......National Portrait Gallery
Best of Friends......Washington Stage Guild
Portrait of Porgy......NPG
Pericles......Washington Shakespeare Co.
Sor Juana......Gala Hispanic Theatre
The Human Boy......Prince George's Summer Teen Theater
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime......WSG
Humble Boy......WSG
The Countess......WSG
Looking Over the President's Shoulder......NPG
An Inspector Calls......WSG
Swift To My Wounded......NPG
Lyndon Lear......NPG
Fanny's First Play......WSG
An Empty Plate in the Café Grand Boeuf......WSG
If We Are Women......WSG
You Never Can Tell......WSG
The Family Reunion......WSG
On The Rocks......WSG
Enigma Variations......WSG


Sound Samples

Potomac Stages review of Theatre J's Pangs of the Messiah "The sound for the production is handled by local sound designer Clay Teunis with incidental music composed by Israeli Hannah Kakohen. The result is a physical production that feels right, giving American audiences a chance to feel a bit of what daily life is like in an area of our world where tension and domestic life co-exist."

Washington Post review of Washington Stage Guild's An Inspector Calls "Sound Designer Clay Teunis complements the play's detective story aspects with some sinister chimes and the melodramatic noise of drenching rain. In general, though, the production provides ample evidence that "An Inspector Calls" is remembered for its social argument, not its crime story trappings." review of the Guild's An Inspector Calls "...Clay Teunis’ spot-on sound strives mightily, and with great success, to wipe away the wisps of the twenty-first century outside, and to plunge us into the luxurious 1912 dining room of an English clothing magnate and magistrate."

Washington Post review of Washington Stage Guild's Humble Boy "Whenever Felix gets lost in his own mind, sound designer Clay Teunis supplies a bee's low drone while...lights slightly dim. The effect is lulling and subtle, most powerful when another character disturbs him and Felix must snap back to crisp, bright reality. You soon realize that the tactic is a perfect representation of the tug of war that life's difficulties inflict on everyone, neatly underscoring what Jones' many subplots have been trying to point out all along."

Washington City Paper review of Humble Boy "[Felix] claims to be able to hear the vibrations of subatomic particles—'the music of the spheres'—and with an assist from Clay Teunis' sound design, the audience gets to understand why they make him shiver and stammer so."

Potomac Stages review of Washington Stage Guild's Enigma Variations "Clay Teunis' sound design...does an unusually good job of making the on-stage record player sound appropriately located as the characters play the recording of Elgar's intellectually mysterious work which shares more than just its title with this play."

Potomac Stages review of The Family Reunion "Nearly perfect pre-show and in between scenes music amplifies the feeling of literate wonder."

Sound Samples
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Pangs of the Messiah fiction?
Theatre J *

Last Train to Wonderland Madcap Players

Swift To My Wounded war sfx
National Portrait Gallery

The Best of Friends letters back and forth
Washington Stage Guild

An Empty Plate in the Café Grand Boeuf
Washington Stage Guild

On The Rocks the riot
Washington Stage Guild 1:34

The Bride Was In Stitches radio play mock ad
read by Gary Telles

Life & Death on the C&O Canal a mine cave-in
National Park Service

Looking Over the President's Shoulder
sound scheme of Pennsylvania Ave. in the 50's National Portrait Gallery

Midsummer Night's Dream a jungle Shakespeare
PG Teen Theater

Enigma Variations scratchy LP effect Washington Stage Guild

*Music composed by Hannah Hakohen. Special thanks to CBS correspondent Dan Raviv. Supralingua © 2004 - 2009 Mickey Hart /Planet Drum/Grobal Drum Project for sampling ‡Special thanks to the Capital Trolley Museum.

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