Amy Altadonna
Sound Design Portfolio

The Duchess of Malfi

Directed by Susanna Gellert
Yale School of Drama

Rumiko Iishi, scenery / Christina Bullard, costumes / Melissa Mizell, light

Bosola, costumed in drag, sings a torch song
to the Duchess just before strangling her.

During the second act of the production, the unit
set was reversed revealing a flimsy theatricality
which the director saw in the actions of
many of the play's characters.
Richard Gallagher performs Bosola's Song
bootleg recording
The actor playing Bosola performed this original
composition along with a recording of the piano
accompaniment, using a simple handheld microphone
which, with it's overtly amplified quality, was
one of the components that we used to telegraph
a deconstruction of theatrical devices
in our production.
A Beat Fuga Shake!
by Riz Ortolani
Susanna wanted to infuse our long scene changes
with energy and contrast from the action of the play.
We developed a sound palate of trendy Italian pop tunes
that hinted at a contemporaneity and kept the
momentum of the play moving.

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