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Matt Nielson Guest Lecture

Shakespeare: Text and Performance



Date & Time

September 21, 2021, 7:30 pm8:30 pm


The Department of English's 416/616 course, "Shakespeare: Text and Performance," will host a series of guest lectures over the fall 2021 semester.

For the second lecture, Matthew Nielson, a sound designer and composer, will discuss his work on a Shakespeare production.

Based in the Washington, DC Area, Matthew M. Nielson is a Helen Hayes Award winning producer, composer, sound designer, recording engineer, audio post production engineer, songwriter, and orchestrater for Film, TV, Theater, Radio, Web, and Music

Theatrically, Nielson has designed, composed, orchestrated and written songs for hundreds of productions around the world. Off-Broadway: Shakespeare’s Villains and Lakawanna Blues (Public Theatre). Regional credits include Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Portland Center Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Milwaukee Repertory, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Delaware Theatre Company, Barrington Stage, NC Stage, Triad Stage, Ford’s Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth, Signature Theatre, Kennedy Center, Round House Theatre, Contemporary American Theatre Company, Library of Congress, Folger Theatre, the National Gallery of Art, and many others. International credits include productions in Germany and Russia. Nielson has mentored sound design students and taught master classes at the University of Maryland and American University.

Nielson was a founding member of the audio theatre company The Audible Group (now Listenably) and he co-founded Sound Lab Studios, a premier full-featured audio post-production house, as well as The Curious Music Company, a production music library and custom music shop.

To attend these events, please email Dr. Michele Osherow for a Zoom link to join the ENGL 416/616 class session. These requests should be made by 5PM the day prior to the scheduled event.

Co-sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities.

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