AMPLIFYING THE DRAMA
As a sound designer, composer, and engineer, Joel Abbott makes, mixes, and delivers the right sounds to support and reinforce the drama on stage. With expertise in audio technology and acoustic reinforcement, Joel is an experienced sound system designer and engineer for plays and musicals. He loves being part of the design team family and creating works of art that are greater than the sum of their parts. In addition to designing, he also serves as sound design advisor at the University of Connecticut. Joel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, and his M.F.A. in Theatre from the Yale School of Drama.
Recent designs include Baskerville, A Chorus Line, Spamalot, Passing Strange, Wit, Carousel, Serial Blackface, I Hate Hamlet, Passing Strange, The Collaborators, Tuesdays with Morrie, A Comedy of Errors, Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet, The Dining Room, The Importance of Being Earnest, Kimberly Akimbo, Proof, Gigi, Othello, Detroit, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Twelfth Night, Owners, The Dutchman, Boeing-Boeing, Dames at Sea, Noises Off, and In a Year With 13 Moons.
He has designed at The Shakespeare Theatre D.C., Manhattan Theatre Club, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Yale School of Drama, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Actor's Express, Ars Nova, Playhouse on Park, Connecticut College, University of Vermont, Allentown Shakespeare, Totem Pole Playhouse, St. Michael's Playhouse, Vermont Stage Company, Dad's Garage Theatre Company, The Center for Puppetry Arts, and the Yale Cabaret.