ABOUT

“If music be the food of love, play on.” ― William Shakespeare

Isaiah is an award-winning sound designer from Houston, TX and recent graduate of Sinclair College's Theatre & Dance program in Dayton, OH with credits from Wright State University and University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music. He is a recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region III Theatrical Design & Excellence Award in Sound Design and a national finalist for his work on Qui Nguyen's critically-acclaimed play She Kills Monsters and a finalist for Best Sound Design at the New Hampshire Theatre Awards for his work on critically-acclaimed play Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

 

He has designed for and received fellowships at multiple venues such as the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC, the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY, and the Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, NH. Previous credits include: She Kills MonstersDracula21 Chump Street (Sinclair), The Danube, The Messenger (Hangar Theatre), Bright Star, Monty Python's Spamalot, and Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Weathervane Theatre).

 

Isaiah has worked on many different projects throughout his career in theatre. But regardless of the show, he finds that storytelling is the most important part of the theatrical experience. He finds telling stories that are meaningful and insightful are the most rewarding experiences to be apart of.

 

Isaiah currently serves as the Sound & Lighting Supervisor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX for their Musical Theatre and Theatre Department during the year and continues to do freelance guest design work in the summers. He plans to continue to follow his dreams and sound design shows all across the country.

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