Brandon Reed (he/him/his) is a sound designer, audio engineer and composer from Indianapolis, Indiana. Previously he was the resident audio engineer and sound designer for PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is excited to be returning to Chicago where we he was originally based for over five years. His design work has been heard regionally at theatres such as PlayMakers Repertory Company, American Players Theatre, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Cardinal Stage Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Arkansas Shakespeare and many more. Dance collaborations include work with choreographers such as Charles Maybee, Momar Ndiaye, Sara Hook, Nia Love, and Lucky Plush Production. Previously based in Chicago he has worked with companies such as Congo Square Theatre, About Face, Teatro Vista, Windy City Playhouse, Bluebird Arts, The Hypocrites, Underscore Theatre Company, and many more. He was also a former sound apprentice at Steppenwolf Theatre Company for their 2014 season.. In 2019 he was the winner of the USITT Robert Cohen Sound Achievement Award. He has also received several nominations for his design work such as a Joseph Jefferson Nomination for his work on A Small Oak Tree Runs Red with Congo Square. As well as a Broadway World Nomination for his work on No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone, which helped raised money to preserve Nina’s childhood home as a museum. As an audio engineer, his work includes three seasons as the in-house audio engineer for PlayMakers Repertory Company. He has served three years as an audio engineer for the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts mixing and advancing a variety of acts such as Janis Ian, Red Baraat, Savion Glover, Nathan Gunn, Folklorico de Mexico, Russian National Ballet, and many local musical acts. He was also the touring audio engineer for Lucky Plush Production’s Trip the Light Fantastic, touring with the show across the country throughout 2017. Brandon holds an MFA in Sound Design & Technology from University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and a BS from Ball State University. He is an active member of both United Scenic Artists, Local 829 and the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA).
Bio as of 2021