By Aryiana Moore
Hi there. If you are reading this, then most likely you are interested in learning about the sound tech department with JHU Barnstormers. If I am correct, then you will be disappointed, because THIS sound designer (hi, my name is Aryiana. Nice to meet you, readers) has absolutely nothing to say about sound design. I’m currently on steroid medications because of health problems, so I honestly don’t have the patience to explain my job, why I like being sound designer, my chill team, or anything else. But don’t worry, my emotional wreck of a subconscious caused by the hormone side effects of my new steroid medication would like to have a word.
Aryiana frigging loves being part of the theatre ensemble for various Barnstormer productions and she is willing to DESTROY anyone who says otherwise. (That’s not a threat. It’s a promise. I’m looking at you, stairs up to the sound booth that keep tripping me… We will fight!) Anyway, when she thinks about the fun, supportive friendships that she has made this year working as the technical head for sound, she just tears up a little. Aryiana is a freshman at JHU, so working with Barnstormers as their sound head has not only introduced here to the school, but to a pretty chill theatre group on campus. But Aryiana is suddenly really sleepy, so she is probably going to nap in the green room in Swirnow Theatre. She spends a lot of time napping there or in the audience seats, while she waits for the weekly production team meetings. If you see here, warning, do not wake her up unless she is needed or the building is on fire. I’m sure you don’t want to accidentally awaken her any steroid-driven rage. What do you mean?!?!?!?! I’m fantastic company when I’m not causing Aryiana to yell at the computer connected to the sound board for updating in the middle of her sound edits before she has the chance to hit save. Oh yeah. Those moments really suck, but at least Aryiana’s tears are good for cleaning the dust off of the sound board. Ok, ok. I think that is enough from everyone. All in all, if you are looking for a wacky, theatre family, please feel free to try out for Barnstormers’ productions or join the tech team. We would love to …