by Lauren Gunderson
Director: Kristi Jacobs-Stanley
Lighting: Maggie Jaunet
Costumes: Kathryn Burke
Scenic: Georgia Gresham
Mount Carmel Academy
Background: Henrietta receives a telegram from her sister Margaret saying that their father had fallen ill, interrupting a dream sequence that is set on an ocean liner.
I translated the words of Margaret’s telegram into Morse Code and changed the tone so that it would sound more like a telegram and fitted the speed so that it would play directly under the actress’s dialogue. I added the sound of a boat horn directly before the telegram in order to pull the characters out of their dream world and into reality, forming a bridge between the two.
Symphony on the Radio
Background: During the final scene, Henrietta is describing the fate of her friends and family after her death. When talking about her sister, she mentions that Margaret dies listening to ”a symphony on the radio.”
Purpose: We decided to include this sound as a contrast to the live scoring that we had throughout the rest of the play to create an emotional moment for the character.
I found a piece of music that I thought would fit well with the scoring that was already happening in the scene and fit the tone, then edited it to make it sound like it was coming from an old, static-y radio.