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Theatrical sound designers sound off on Tony Awards snub; petition to restore awards launched

Theatrical sound designers sound off on Tony Awards snub; petition to restore awards launched | Sound Designers | Scoop.it

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sound designers are sounding off on getting snubbed by the Tony Awards.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met and cut the categories of Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical on Wednesday, three days after honouring them.

That didn’t sound good to the theatre professionals who add sound effects and create soundscapes for musicals and plays.

Sound designer John Gromada, whose Broadway credits include “The Trip to Bountiful” and “Clybourne Park,” was stunned by the decision to cut the awards, which were first handed out in 2008.

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This talks about what Mr. Gromada did when the Sound Designer people including himself heard about the news of the Tony Awards. 

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Tony Giveth... | Theatre content from Live Design

Tony Giveth... | Theatre content from Live Design | Sound Designers | Scoop.it
The 2007-2008 season seemed to be a victory for creative theatre designers everywhere, when the American Theatre Wing added two Tony Awards for sound design (for a musical and play). In an announcement yesterday, however, that same body eliminated those very categories.
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This talks about how people feel about the Tony award news for the Sound Designer not getting any rewards this year. So in protest, lots of people signed petitions and letters of why Sound Designers should still get Tony's.

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Tony Committee Decision to Drop Sound Design Awards Prompts Noisy Outcry

Tony Committee Decision to Drop Sound Design Awards Prompts Noisy Outcry | Sound Designers | Scoop.it
A committee that oversees the Tony Awards decided to eliminate future awards for best sound design of a play and of a musical.
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This talks about if Sound Design should stop getting Tony rewords or not since not a lot of people notice their work at all.

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Ashtin Allemand's curator insight, September 12, 2015 11:46 AM

This article explains how the committee for the Tony Awards have taken away awards for sound designers and it has not been received very well.  The committee has a good point by saying most people don't know what Sound Designers do and most do not vote because of it but I feel that they should educate the public before they decide to take away one of the very few awards for this group of people. Now on the subject of it being more of technical craft over a theatrical art is, in my opinion, wrong.  For most sound designer it is an art form all on its own.  Most people couldn't imagine how they get these sounds to conform to their ideas and I believe they should be rewarded for their work and creativity.

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Sound Designers are not Foreign Monsters—They are Us | HowlRound

Sound Designers are not Foreign Monsters—They are Us | HowlRound | Sound Designers | Scoop.it

After six years of distributing awards for Sound Design (Play and Musical) as a part of the Tony Awards, the Administration Committee has decided that it is not appropriate for the Tonys to acknowledge those artists on a regular basis. The outrage from the national sound designer community—and their allies in other theatrical disciplines—has been vocal and aggressive.  

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It's about sound designers who can't earn Tony rewords anymore because not a lot of people know what they do anymore and don't appreciate there work.   

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Pinewood Sound Designers Talk About Audio Storytelling

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This shows a demonstration on what a sound designer does when doing an Audio Storytelling set and having fun with it.

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