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Phillip D. Owen 512-565-7420


Yale School of Drama, Yale University, New Haven, CT MFA, Sound Design, 2009 Thesis: Waking (music with a play): Music as the compositional center of a theatrical performance Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland M.Phil. Theatre Studies, 1998 Dissertation: The Influence of SITI and Anne Bogart on the Emerging Physical Theatre Practice in Ireland Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX BA, English Literature, 1994 Magna Cum Laude


Fulbright Scholarship, Berlin, 1994-1995 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Music Fraternity, member since 1990 Yale Cabaret, Board of Directors, 2006-2009 Frieda Shaw, Dr. D. Mason OBE and Denise Suttor Prize in Sound Design, Yale School of Drama, 2009


Texas State University, San Marcos, TX Lecturer in Sound Design, Aug 2014 – Present • Create curriculum for new Sound Design program • Teach courses in Sound Design and Technology • Design productions for Department • Mentor and advise student designers • Serve as sound supervisor for Performing Arts Center Alley Theatre, Houston, TX Lead Sound Engineer, Sept. 2009 – July 2014 • Provided support to Designers and Sound Supervisor • Organized Load-in & Strike of all mainstage productions • Programmed and operated digital console and wireless systems St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX Production Assistant, Mary Moody Northen Theatre, 2003 – 2006 • In charge of budget and purchasing in all areas of production and operation. • Spearheaded annual recruiting efforts

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, Sligo, Ireland Actor, 2001-2002 • Acted professionally in mainstage and lunchtime shows • Trained daily in Corporeal Mime • Toured Shakespeare’s Macbeth to Berlin, served as company translator in Germany PROJECTS

University of Texas at Austin Sound Designer, UT New Theatre, New Play Festival, Spring 2017 Yale University Participant, College Seminar Program, Jan. 2009 – May 2009 • Taught undergraduate course, Introduction to Irish Theatre Mentor & Sound Designer, Dwight/Edgewood Project, Summer 2008 • Worked with inner city youths on writing, designing, and producing their own plays. TENT Theatre Company, Portland, ME Company Member, Summers 2004 & 2005 • Collaborated and performed in productions: Oh Sweet Captain, or The Ahab Stomp, and K-G, Life in a Tin Can • Led company in daily physical training Homer, a one-man show Writer/performer, 1999-2000 • Performed in fringe festivals in Austin, New York, & Dublin Rude Mechanicals Theater Collective, Austin, TX Actor / Training Coordinator, 1999-2001 • Organized and led actor training intensives utilizing Suzuki and Viewpoints trainings


Yale Day of Service, participate annually San Marcos, TX Community Center soup kitchen, as needed


Proficient in the following computer software: Logic Studio, Pro Tools, Sibelius QLab, Vectorworks, Filemaker Pro Speak German Play guitar, bass, mandolin, trombone, trumpet, keyboard

Sound Design Resume Plays Broadway A Steady Rain (assisted composer) Regional I and You Syncing Ink Miller, Mississippi Roz & Ray Outside Mullingar Stupid F#$%ing Bird Common Enemy A Streetcar Named Desire A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Whipping Man Cymbeline Kingdom of Earth Anna Christie A Wrinkle in Time Antony & Cleopatra Steel Magnolias Dollhouse A Lie of the Mind Measure for Measure Notes From Underground

Company / Director Schoenfeld Theatre / Mark Bennett (composer)

Rough Crossing Waking In The Cypher Ghost Sonata I am a Superhero Vaudeville Vanya A Midsummer Night’s Dream American Misfit

Stages Rep / Seth Gordon Alley Theatre / Niegel Smith Alley Theatre / Lee Sunday Evans Alley Theatre / Chay Yew Everyman Theatre / Donald Hicken Stages Rep / Kenn McLaughlin Triad Stage / Preston Lane Texas State Univ. / Michael Costello Texas State Univ. / Chuck Ney Stages Rep / Seth Gordon Stonington Opera House / Julia Whitworth Triad Stage / Preston Lane Triad Stage / Preston Lane Main Street Theatre / Troy Scheid Stonington Opera House / Craig Baldwin Stages Rep / Kenn MacLaughlin Stages Rep / Eva La Porte St. Edward’s University / Jared Stein Stonington Opera House / Jeffery Frace Yale Rep, La Jolla, Barishnikov Arts Center / Robert Woodruff Yale Repertory / Mark Rucker Yale Cabaret / Phillip Owen Yale Cabaret / Patricia Macgregor Yale School of Drama / Shana Cooper Yale School of Drama / Shana Cooper St. Idiot Collective / J. Ed Ariza St. Edward’s University / Lucien Douglas Salvage Vanguard / Jason Neulander

Musicals RENT Kiss Me Kate Spring Awakening Bat Boy, the musical The Donny Hathaway Story Assassins / Thoroughly Modern Millie Oklahoma / Bat Boy, the musical

Company / Director Texas State Univ. / Kaitlin Hopkins Texas State Univ. / Cassie Abate Zach Theatre, Austin / Michael Baron Yale Dramatic Society Yale Cabaret / Tea Alagic Summerstock Austin / Michael McKelvey Summerstock Austin / Michael McKelvey

Installations Ziraat May 1968

Blue Theatre Austin / Leilah Stewart Yale Art Gallery

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