My Attic Wife
Ohio University, Hahne Studio Theater
by Anthony Donald Kochensparger
Directed by Aurora Held
Sound Design by Garrett Hood
Scenic Design by Emmy Weldon
Costume Design by Bradley Wehrle
Lighting Design by Matthew Wilson
My Attic Wife is a play that focuses on the relationship between a father and son, and what happens between them when the young boy discovers a girl living in the attic. This was a sonically stylized production, for which I composed a number of variations on a central thematic piece of music. In addition, the sound design focused on a sequence of screams heard throughout the show, and their relation to one another.
This piece was a conceptual overture for the rest of the play. It played in conjunction with a movement based piece that included the tableau pictured to the left. Near the end of the piece, a scream is heard as the sounds descend into disharmony. This first scream sets the tone for the rest of the show to come.
photo by Bradley Wehrle
This is the culmination of a series of screams the listener has heard throughout the show. It includes all nine individual screams heard previously at different moments, which combine to form this final sequence at the distinctive and unsettling climax.
photo by Linsi McCall