Theatre

HEAR Now pics

I did post a few pictures from HEAR Now this past weekend to my Instagram and Twitter, but most of them went to Wildclaw Theatre’s Instagram. You can see them here!

I’ll link to show audio as soon as it’s mixed.

 

 

Wildclaw’s Artist trophy.

Foley table setup for “Skinny.”

Team Snax, Wildclaw’s Kansas City gang.

 


HEAR Now Festival, Kansas City

 

This weekend I will be at the Hear Now Festival in Kansas City, MO with my friends in Chicago’s Wildclaw Theatre company. I’ll be backing up Foley designer Ele Matelan at the foley table as we present the award-winning short audio drama “Skinny” at the festival’s AUDIO Tonight event on Saturday.

Also at the festival, Wildclaw will be presenting my brother Tim’s short audio drama “Imaginary Fiend,” as recorded at Deathscribe 2015.

Be there or be absent! 


Deathscribe 2016

I’m thrilled to be working once again with the lovely folks at Chicago’s Wildclaw Theatre on their annual “Deathscribe” event. I’ll be co-music directing the show with Paul Foster.

The Ninth Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays will take place on Monday, December 5th, at 8:00pm. This collection of bone-chilling audio nightmares will be performed live at Deathscribe’s NEW VENUE, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. A new ticket structure will also be in place for this year’s Deathscribe with admission at $35 for lower level seating, $30 for upper level seating and $25 for standing room only so be sure to purchase your ticket EARLY to reserve a seat!

Click here to buy tickets!

 


Klingon Christmas Carol soundtrack recording!

Back in 2013 I created the sound design and music for the Chicago production of A Klingon Christmas Carol. In 2014 my music and design was used yet again, in the Chicago and Minnesota productions, and I expanded my original compositions into full pieces (theatre cues are frequently only a few seconds long) in order to create a soundtrack CD. The fantastic folks at Commedia Beauregard pressed up copies of the disc and we sold them at shows.

This year there is no Chicago production of A Klingon Christmas Carol, but perhaps the next best thing is this: the soundtrack is now available for download at CD Baby.  I’m really quite proud of the music from the show and I hope you enjoy it!

 

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Deathscribe 2015: ticket giveaway

My current project is an event called Deathscribe. It’s an evening of five short horror radio plays, put on by Chicago’s Wildclaw Theatre. The plays are augmented by live foley, designed and performed by my friend and sometime collaborator Ele Matelan. I’ll be onstage in the band and serving as co-Music Director. I’m also proud that my brother, Tim Griffin, wrote one of the pieces in the show!

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This week, you have a chance to win FREE TICKETS to ‪#‎Deathscribe2015‬!
One lucky winner will get a pair of tickets to this year’s can’t-miss ‪#‎horror‬ highlight of the GHOST wonderful time of the year!
To enter the contest:
1. Follow Wildclaw on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/wildclawtheatre/
2. Repost the image above and tag it #deathscribe2015 and ‪#‎freeticketcontest‬
3. Mention Wildclaw Theater
On Saturday, Nov 28 we will randomly select someone who has entered!


*Contest entries are only valid if they are on Instagram
**Please note that ‪#‎deathscribe‬ is in Chicago, you will be responsible for getting yourself to the event; this contest is for the tickets only.


Midsommer Flight’s “Twelfth Night” soundtrack album

Last Sunday I had the privilege of recording the cast of Midsommer Flight‘s production of “Twelfth Night,” performing songs from that show as well as other songs by Shakespeare. They were kind enough to post photos of the session on their blog. The music is fantastic, the performances are great, and the album will be available at their performances and online soon.

Thanks to director Beth Wolf and the cast of “Twelfth Night” for an excellent night of beautiful music and fun!


A Klingon Christmas Carol 2014

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This is the third year I’ve been involved in Commedia Beauregard’s A Klingon Christmas Carol. In 2012 I created the sound design for the show, weaving it in with Jon Silpayamanant’s evocative cello and mandolin score. For 2013, director/writer/translator Chris Kidder-Mostrom wanted to go in a different direction musically and I wound up composing new music for the show. This year’s production features my music as well as a somewhat updated sound design. It opened last night and runs until Dec. 21. It’s the last year the show will run in Chicago.

One thing I’m very excited about is that Commedia Beauregard has pressed up CDs of the music I composed for the show –as well as some other music inspired by the show – and made it available for sale at the theater.

There is also a production running in Minneapolis that includes my music and sound design.

And here’s a great article by Marc Okrand, creator of the Klingon Language, about the show. He’ll be playing Scrooge in the Washington, D.C. production!