Press

“Christopher Kidder-Mostrom’s minimal scenic design is augmented by Joe Griffin’s richly detailed soundscape…”
– Mary Shen Barnidge, Windy City Times review of “Bard Fiction”

“More earnest, interesting and delightful than something so gimmicky sounding has any right to be….tight lighting (Eric Van Tassell, who also directs) and sound design (Joe Griffin)…the lighting cue/classic transporter sound was good for a laugh every time.”
–Christine Malcolm, edgechicago.com review of “A Klingon Christmas Carol”

“Also to be commended are sound designers Joe Griffin and Steve Baldwin, whose score of unobtrusive honky-tonk ballads cleverly pre-empts any ambient disruption emanating from the actual country-western tavern next door.”
–Mary Shen Barnidge, Windy City Times review of “Coronado” (Steep Theatre Company, Chicago)

“There’s a lot to be said for creating the right atmosphere. Director Chuck Karvelas and his design team deserve a slap on the back for creating such a rich setting for this story of the Salem witch trials.”
–Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune review of “The Crucible”

“Aided by the unsettling music/sound design by Tim Hort, Braham Fetterman and Joe Griffin, the drama remains on an intimate, subconscious plane.”
–Lucia Mauro, Chicago Tribune review of “The Yellow Wallpaper”

“…just the right sound for just the right moment. Diehard game masters…are going to love this collection.”
– Kenneth Newquist, review of Toxic Bag Productions’ The Game Masters Collection on scifi.com

American Library Association’s Notable Children’s Video Award: For “Getting to Know the World’s Great Artists” videos: Degas, Cassatt, Warhol, DaVinci, Van Gogh

American Library Association’s Notable Children’s Video Award: For “Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents: Jefferson”