Juan-on-Juan with Justin Schmitz

Hear what Justin Schmitz has to say to Juan about making theater accessible to Deaf/HH audiences. ASL interpretation will be provided.

About the Guest

Justin is a Washington D.C. based Sound Designer and Theatre Artist. His work has been featured at: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Kennedy Center’s Theatre for Young Audiences, Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Theater J, Studio Theatre, The Forum Theater, Theatre Alliance, Olney Theatre Company, Imagination Stage, Constellation Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, WSC Avant Bard, Gallaudet University, The University of Maryland, Catholic University of America. Regionally at: The Dixon Place Theater in NYC, Chautauqua Theatre Company in Chautauqua NY, The St.Louis Black Rep Theatre Company, Triad Stage in Greensboro NC, The Actors Guild of Parkersburg in WV, The University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, amongst others. Justin is a member of: I.A.T.S.E. United Scenic Artists Local 829 (USA829); the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA); and is a part of USITT’s Professional Membership. He has received Fellowships from The Chautauqua Theatre Company in 2013, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to attend The Orchard Project in 2011, and to work with Theater J in DC in 2015-2016. He has been nominated twice for Helen Hayes Awards including: I Call My Brothers (Forum Theater), and The Wild Party (Constellation Theatre). He is a Region 3 KCACTF winner (2011) for Sound Design and national finalist for his work on Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. He has four Certificates of Merit for Sound from the Kennedy Center: Eurydice, The Diary of Anne Frank, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Into The Woods; and a Certificate of Merit for Stage Management: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He has performed with Carol Burnett in her one-woman show: Carol Burnett, Laughter and Reflection. In June 2017, Justin sang at Carnegie Hall in the Octavo Series through the University of Wisconsin La Crosse Alumni Choir. Justin earned a Master’s of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in Sound Design. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in Theatre Design and Technology where he specialized in Sound Design and Stage Management.

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