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AURORA THEATRE | Berkeley, CA | Directed by Jennifer King
Lana Palmer’s sound design packs a wallop when a storm comes a-calling.
– Sam Hurwitt, San Jose Mercury News
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY | Berkeley, CA | Directed by Peter Glazer
She runs, trips and pitches down the stairs, holding her letter.
She follows the letter down, down down …
A clatter. Strange sounds – xylophones, brass bands, sounds of falling, sounds of vertigo.
THE FALL/THE ELEVATOR
THE STRING ROOM
MAN OF GOD
SHOTGUN PLAYERS | Berkeley, CA | Directed by Michelle Talgarow
In Anna Ouyang Moench’s script, three teenage girls envision revenge fantasies after their pastor commits a shocking transgression on church mission trip.
Transition and Underscore
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival | Virtual Production | Directed by Elizabeth Carter
SAN JOSE STAGE | San Jose, CA | Directed by Tony Kelly
Lana Palmer’s sound design is peppered with thunderously booming thumps that made the person sitting next to me jump every single time. Nobody knows what actually causes those deafeningly loud noises except that the upstairs neighbor must be doing something pretty dramatic. It’s either that or the house is haunted, which honestly feels more and more likely as the play goes on.
– Sam Hurwitt, San Jose Mercury News
Then, from the depths of the basement hallway, a new sound.
… click-clack, click-clack, click-clack…
Erik’s heart pounds, he looks toward the door.
… click-CLACK, click-CLACK, click-CLACK…
– Stephen Karam, The Humans
SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY *Regional Premiere
KANSAS CITY REP | Kansas City, MO | Directed by Chip Miller
For this piece, Miller called on the skills of his creative and design team who never fail. The lighting, set design, costumes, sound, props, wigs–all aspects get excellent marks.
– Bob Evans, KC Applauds
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
LOS ALTOS STAGE | Los Altos, CA | Directed by Jeffrey Lo
Then there was the subtle mood music, which felt both genuine and lovely. Music director Lana Palmer (who doubled as sound designer) starts things off when she plucks at her banjo strings, supported perfectly by Emily Chiet’s violin and Bruce Avery on guitar. Flawless snatches of music and song are scattered like dust particles throughout the entire play.
– Joanne Englehardt, The Mercury News
Lana Palmer’s sound design may be the best I’ve ever heard in the old Bus Barn Theater.
– John Orr, Palo Alto Weekly
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INFERNO THEATRE COMPANY | Oakland, CA | Directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone
2018 Theatre Bay Area Award nomination for Best Original Music.
TOWN HALL THEATRE COMPANY | Lafayette, CA | Directed by Susan Evans
In the dark. A time of unrest in Paris-crisis-danger-threat… Then a sharp white light on, or the engorging shadow of… A guillotine, its blade rising to the top. A gasp.
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF
AFRICAN-AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY | San Francisco, CA | Directed by Elizabeth Carter
‘I usedta live in the world then i moved to HARLEM & my universe is now six blocks’
PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY | San Francisco, CA | Directed by Bruce Avery
Most heavenly music! It nips me unto listening, and thick slumber Hangs upon mine eyes.
THE WALTZ/CURTAIN CALL
Newlyweds Pericles and Thaisa are caught in a storm while traveling home to Tyre. Thaisa dies in childbirth and is buried at sea, leaving Pericles with baby Marina. As this cue plays, Pericles watches Thaisa being swept out to sea.
Pericles, Thaisa and Marina are reunited.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY | San Francisco, CA | Directed by Bill Peters
HOMO EX MACHINA
STANFORD UNIVERSITY | Palo Alto, CA | Directed by Karola Kreitmair
Music cue by Lana Palmer
ENTERING THE SHIP
Original Sound Design by Lana Palmer