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Old Globe Video Replay | Sound Designer Lindsay Jones on Designing Hamlet: On the Radio

Stage Directions • Industry NewsTheatre Buzz • March 31, 2021

Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, family saga. Packed with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines, Hamlet is one of the greatest plays ever written. Barry Edelstein’s 2017 staging of Shakespeare’s masterpiece was a smash hit on the Old Globe’s outdoor stage. Now the cast of that heralded production returns for an all-audio version that will transport you straight to Denmark’s haunted Elsinore castle in Hamlet: On the Radio. The sound design for this radio production is by Designer Lindsay Jones. Recently, as a part of The Old Globe Vicki and Carl Zeiger Virtual Insights Seminars, Jones joined Associate Artistic Director Justin Waldman who spoke with Jones about his design for this radio play. Here is a video of that seminar:

Hamlet: On the Radio will air in two parts. The first pairing will premiere on KPBS 89.5 FM on Shakespeare’s birthday, Friday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. with the second half airing on Saturday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. Additional airings are scheduled on Sunday, May 2 at 2:00 p.m. (both parts airing consecutively); Friday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. (one part each day); and Sunday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. (both parts airing consecutively). All times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). The performance can be heard for free on KPBS Radio 89.5 FM, on the KPBS app and website, and on smart speakers.

Sound Designer Lindsay Jones has designed 17 shows at The Old Globe, including Barefoot in the Park, Skeleton Crew, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Opus, The Glass Menagerie, In This Corner, and Oscar and the Pink Lady. His Broadway credits include Slave Play, The Nap, Bronx Bombers, and A Time to Kill. His Off-Broadway credits include Privacy and Kings (The Public Theater), Mankind and Bootycandy (Playwrights Horizons), Rx (Primary Stages), Top Secret (New York Theatre Workshop), and many others. Internationally he has designed Henry IV, Parts I and II (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Titus Andronicus (Stratford Festival). Jones’s regional credits include South Coast Repertory, Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre Company, and others. His film and television scoring work includes The Brass Teapot (Magnolia Pictures) and the Academy Award–winning A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin (HBO Films). His audio drama work includes A Streetcar Named Desire (Audible), Gather (Playwrights Horizons), and the award-winning weekly podcast for children The Imagination Neighborhood. Jones has received two Tony Award nominations, for Best Score and Best Sound Design of a Play; seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and 24 nominations; two Ovation Awards and three nominations; and multiple nominations for Drama Desk, Barrymore, Helen Hayes, and Craig Noel Awards, among many others.


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