A Man of No Importance

The Gallery Players

Stephen Flaherty's award-winning musical, A Man of No Importance, tells the story of an amateur theatre group in Dublin and their leader, who is determined to stage a version of Oscar Wilde's Salome at his church, despite the objections of church authorities. For the Gallery Players' 2012 production of the show, my sound design sought to complement the action by incorporating source music through practical speakers and layering environmental ambiences, in order to provide a new sonic dimension to scenes and settings. I also worked along side the musical director in balancing the sound of the 6-piece orchestra in the performance space, providing constant feedback and troubleshooting during tech rehearsals. The Gallery Players took home two New York Innovative Theatre Awards for their production, for Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role and Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role.