EXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR

Sound Design

Exit, Pursued by a Bear is a comedic drama by Lauren Gunderson that deals with the heavy subject matter of domestic abuse. The play also has a strange structure as Gunderson makes use of meta-theatricality and projected stage directions in telling this story, namely that of having them projected so that the audience, and at times the characters themselves, see them. 

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It was important for the Sound Design, in conjunction with Lighting and Projections, to aid the audience's travel as the story transitioned into these modes of theatre from meta-theatre to realism to hyper-drama/romantic fantasy. Using many inspirations from Brecht to soap operas, I created distinct soundscapes that would either gently sweep over the audience or jolt them into any one of these modes.


Exit Pursued by a Bear
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