Sound Designer

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Chicago

Website Pop Up Productions

SEEKING: Sound Designer and technician for the South Asian Premiere of the musical “Next to Normal” in Pop-Up Productions’ Premiere Season. Seeking ASAP

Next to Normal
May 16 – May. 26, 2024
1st Rehearsal: April 6, 2024
Directed by Hershey Kaur Suri

Show Description:

Pop-Up Productions- in collaboration with the South Asia Institute – is currently seeking actors for Next to Normal! A twist on an Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, this production will center around a South Asian family, presenting their story with nuance and heart.

Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling bipolar disorder for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.

In this production, Pop Up Productions is reimagining this story to have the “typical American family” be one belonging to a first-generation South Asian – Hindu- Punjabi household. This production explores the question: In times of struggle, where do you choose to put your faith? Family? Friends? Science? Religion? Ultimately, how do we choose to believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel?

We are seeking an individual who can sound design/mix the show. We need an individual who can either/or build a Q-Lab and be A1 mixer for the show.

This production is a special one near and dear to our hearts and we would love someone passionate about the theme to join our team.

Instructions to Apply:

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Pay Rate/Range*: $300
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