Thomas Ryder Payne
Sixth season: Composer and sound designer of A Midsummer Night's Dream and sound designer of King Lear and The Beaux' Stratagem. Stratford: Othello, The Matchmaker, Much Ado About Nothing, The Little Years, Hosanna, King of Thieves, Rice Boy. Elsewhere: Designs for BIBT, Soulpepper, Canadian Stage, Tarragon, Factory, Theatre Passe Muraille, NAC, Blyth, Theatre Calgary, GCTC, Volcano, Nightwood, Modern Times, Aluna, Crow’s and many others. Recordings: Recorded two albums with the band Joydrop. Film: Alegra & Jim, Robert’s Circle. Training: Studied composition with James Tenney, Honours BA, York University. Awards: Twelve nominations and two Dora Awards for sound design and composition. Et cetera: Started as a songwriter with a four-track tape machine and still endlessly fascinated with the storytelling possibilities of layered sound.