Associate Professor, Sound Design
Michael Rasbury is an Associate Professor in Sound Design within the Department of Drama and the Director of College Arts Scholars at the University of Virginia. His original musical script titled Max Understood (co-written by Nancy Carlin) will premier in San Francisco at Fort Mason Center in April 2015. In 2009, Max Understood was produced Off-Broadway for the New York Musical Theatre Festival and in 2008 was selected for development in a staged reading workshop by the Eugene O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference. Michael created an EarthRecordings.org website showcasing original environmental recordings. He is the resident sound designer for Off-Broadway’s Transport Group, having provided designs for And Away We Go, The Patsy, Bury The Dead, Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Hello Again (Drama Desk nominee,) and Marcy in the Galaxy. In 2011, he was nominated for a Helen Hayes award for his Henry VIII design for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. He has composed music and sound for Lake Tahoe Shakespeare, Colorado Shakespeare, and Illinois Shakespeare Festivals. He has served as sound designer for The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama since 2006. Michael has composed music/sound for the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville and for The Public in New York City.