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Behind the Sounds

Students in the Lighting Design class work to hang lights for the upcoming production of “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” in the Salisbury Theatre.

This great OnStage article was shared on Facebook by our amigo, Jeff Billard a grand thaumaturge in both the audio and stage dramatic varieties. It suggests that all actors should spend some time behind the scenes understanding what goes on from the purposes of stage managing.

As usual, we ask the question. Should all audio actors take a turn audio editing as well? Would there be some great value for actors to understand the challenges in isolating the clearest sound?

Similarly, how valuable would it be for all audio editors to take some time behind the microphone and see the challenges in clean delivery?

What do you think? Would that kind of experience make both roles in an audio drama production better?

About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!


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