Thursday, June 12, 2014

Reinstate the Tony Award Categories for Sound Design

On Wednesday, the Tony Awards Committee decided to eliminate the awards for best sound design. No direct explanation was given, but reports following the decision say it was partially due to sound design being more of a "technical" craft rather than an art form. On the contrary, sound design is a theatrical design art that is a critical part of the collaborative art of theatre. The American Theatre Wing should continue to honor excellence in sound design as it does for scenery, costume and lighting design, and as it has done since 2008. Sound designers are an important part of the theatrical community whose vital contributions cannot be ignored or dismissed. Tell the committee to reverse this decision now!

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