Sound Designers in NY
Webster Sound Design Students traveled to Masque Sound, right outside of New York City, to learn from professionals how Broadway shows are prepared to go into the theater. Students Marion Ayers, Patrick Burks, Wyatt Whitman, and Collin Ronsonette worked along side Masque Sound professionals to prepare the rental sound system for the Conservatory’s production of Spring Awakening and the St Louis Rep’s production of Ring of Fire. The entire system was set up in the shop, labeled, tested, then packed for transport to St. Louis. The students also got backstage tours of several Broadway theaters during the trip.
Spring Semester Guests
The Conservatory welcomes two guests this semester. Kate Glasheen is a visiting professor teaching voice and speech. Kate is a professional actor, choreographer, and voice and dialect coach. Before coming to Webster Kate taught at the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati and the City Literary Institute in London, England. She has dialect coached for many regional theaters including the Tony Award-winning Actors Theatre of Louisville and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, as well as several theatres in London. Returning as guest director is Paul Mason Barnes. Paul will be directing The Tempest on the main stage. This past fall Paul directed A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Paul serves as Producing Director of Great River Shakespeare in Minnesota. Give both Kate and Paul a big St. Louis welcome.