Scott O’Brien (composer/sound designer) has designed and engineered theatre, dance and concert programs at Lincoln Center, Riverside Church, Theatre North Collaborative, American Stage Company, Centenary Stage, The Abingdon Theatre, George Street Playhouse and the World Financial Center. He was the Resident Composer/ Sound Designer for American Globe Theatre from 2000-2014 and Theatre East from 2008-2013 (both NYC). He has lectured at SUNY-Rockland, Pace University (where he was the head of the Sound Design Program from 2009-2013), Fairleigh Dickinson University, Montclair State University (where he was the head of the Sound Design Program from 2015-2019), The Duke Ellington School for the Arts and has designed Arts in Education programming for the NJSCA. He was the Resident Composer/Sound Designer for American Globe Theatre from 2000-2014, Resident Composer/Sound Designer and Engineer for
the Chautauqua Theater Company from 2006-2009 and the Adirondack Theatre Festival from 2013-2015, and composed and designed for the Stella Adler Studio of Acting from 2011-2012. Currently, he is the Resident Composer/Sound Designer for the Great River Shakespeare Festival (2019 – 2021).
Off-Broadway productions include: 100 SAINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW, FATHERS & SONS, LIKE BATMAN, MISSIVES, NORMALCY, JUNGLE BOOK, EYE OF GOD, THE SOLDIER DREAMS, HARVEST, THE AMERICANIZATION OF NEW JERSEY and PRINCE HAL.
New York Productions include: THREE SISTERS, HAMLET, MACBETH, TITUS ANDRONICUS, THE WINTERS’ TALE, SHANNON IN AMBIENT LIGHT, MARAT/SADE, BEYOND RECOGNITION, THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, SAVING THE GREEKS, KRAKEN, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, HENRY V, FIXING THE CAT, SPARK, WHEN SHAKESPEAREʼS LADIES MEET, DESDEMONA, SACRED GROUND and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.
Regional credits include: THE ART OF COARSE ACTING, BLITHE SPIRIT, ON THE OPEN ROAD, INVENTING MONTANA, SCOTLAND ROAD, THE INNOCENTS, BELOW THE BELT, THE WOMAN IN BLACK, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THE JUST, MONSIEUR SHAHERAZAD, AMERICA’S BRIGHTEST STAR, MACBETH, NO CHILD, TAMING OF THE SHREW, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, THE TEMPEST, MACHINAL, SAFE HOUSE, SLASHES OF LIGHT, A BODY OF WATER, IPHIGENIA, LONELY PLANET, SWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS, THE WHALE, THE STORY, and AH,WILDERNESS!.
Film credits include: ELEANOR; GODMOTHER OF AMERICAN FASHION (for VANITY FAIR FILMS) AND PHOENIX RISING; THE SILENT VICTIMS SPEAK, an award-winning documentary for Noblevision Productions.
His production company and studio, Duck & Trout Music is based out of Belfast ME.