ASD - SDUK Sound Designers & Directors in Conversation

  • 13 Dec 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Zoom


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Sound Designers & Directors in Conversation

Ian Dickinson & Matthew Dunster

Wednesday 13th December 1pm - 2.15pm on zoom

Join long-time collaborators Ian Dickinson (Sound Designer) and Matthew Dunster (Director), for a conversation on how they have developed their unique working relationship. Ian and Matthew will share insights into what goes into building and sustaining a successful sound designer/director creative collaboration, and offer tips and advice on workflow, process, shorthands and effective communication.

ASD is pleased to be partnering with Stage Directors U.K. to present this event.

Look out for our next conversations in this series in early 2024, between Sound Artist & Composer Melanie Wilson and Director Rachel Bagshaw.

About Ian

Ian joined the Autograph design team in 2009 after a long spell working at The Royal Court Theatre where he designed the sound for over fifty shows. Prior to that Ian cut his sound teeth in Manchester under the watchful eye of Phil Clifford at The Royal Exchange Theatre.

Shows include:

2:22 A Ghost Story (West End, Los Angeles & UK Tour), Shirley Valentine (Duke of York’s, London), The Ocean At The End Of The Lane (UK Tour & Duke of York’s), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare North Playhouse & Northern Stage), COCK (Ambassador’s), Jerusalem (Apollo, London), Company (Broadway and West End), Hangmen (Broadway and West End), Uncle Vanya (Pinter Theatre, London), The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe (The Bridge Theatre, Leeds Playhouse & UK Tour), Translations, Small Island, Angels in America (also Broadway), Husbands and Sons (National Theatre, London), Camp Siegfried (Old Vic), Europe, Elegy, Roots, The Weir (Donmar Warehouse), True West (Vaudeville, London), Heisenberg (Wyndham’s), Fatherland (Lyric Hammersmith, London and The Royal Exchange, Manchester), Junkyard (Bristol Old Vic and Tour), Before the Party, Uncle Vanya, Children’s Children and Mrs Klein (Almeida, London), , This House (Garrick, London and UK Tour), Absent Friends (The Pinter Theatre, London), Love’s Sacrifice (RSC), The Nether (Duke of York’s, London), The River (Broadway), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All My Sons, To Kill a Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), The Machine (Manchester International Festival and New York).

Ian was the recipient of both an Olivier and Drama Desk Award for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night–Time, which played at the National Theatre and toured venues worldwide. He has also received Olivier and Tony nominations for his work in London and on Broadway, most notably for Company, Angels In America, Rock & Roll, and Jerusalem.

About Matthew

Matthew Dunster is a theatre and film director and writer. He was born and raised in Oldham and now lives in South East London. Previously an actor, he has directed or written over sixty shows, often with major national companies (including RSC, NT, Royal Court, Young Vic, Royal Exchange, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Bridge), as well as directing in the West End, on Broadway and internationally. He has been the Associate Director of The Young Vic and Shakespeare's Globe.

His most recent productions are 2:22 A Ghost Story which ran in the West End for 694 performances; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the inaugural production at the new Shakespeare North Playhouse; Shirley Valentine and The Pillowman, both at The Duke Of Yorks.

Matthew has been nominated for three Olivier Awards and his Broadway production of HANGMEN was nominated for five Tony’s

Directing credits includes: The Pillowman (Duke of Yorks), Shirley Valentine (Duke of Yorks), Hangmen (Golden Theatre, Broadway), 2:22 (Noel Coward), True West (The Vaudeville), Oedipus (Bunkamura Theatre, Tokyo), Hangmen, Liberian Girl (Royal Court), The Seagull, A Midsummer Night’s (Open Air Regent’s Park), Love’s Sacrifice (RSC), The Lightning Child, Arthur Darvill and Doctor Faustus (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Love Girl & the Innocent, You Can Still Make a Killing (Southwark Playhouse), Mametz (National Theatre Wales), Before the Party (Almeida), A Sacred Flame (English Touring), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Royal Exchange Manchester), Mogadishu (Royal Exchange Manchester and Lyric Hammersmith), The Most Incredible Thing (Sadler’s Wells), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Royal & Derngate, Northampton).

Writing credits include: Children’s Children (Almeida), The Most Incredible Thing (Sadler’s Wells), You Can See the Hills (Royal Exchange Manchester), You Used To, Tell Me, The Glazier, The Bank, Two Clouds Over Eden.

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