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Amy Altadonna

Lecturer | Sound Design and Technology

Amy Altadonna, UMass Amherst Department of Theater

Fine Arts Center, Rm 027A

B.A. College of William and Mary
M.F.A. Yale School of Drama

Amy Altadonna is a sound designer and composer.

As an Artistic Associate with Brooklyn’s Colt Coeur theatre company, she has collaborated on the world premieres of Cal in Camo (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), Ruby Rae Speigel’s Dry Land, Seven Minutes in Heaven, Everything is Ours (HERE Arts Center) and Recall (Wild Project) with artistic director Adrienne Campbell-Holt and her fellow company artists. Other memorable credits include the regional premieres of Red Velvet, Ugly Lies the Bone, and The Taming(Shakespeare & Company), Milk (New Georges), Twelfth Night (Pearl Theatre), Psycho Therapy (Cherry Lane), Private Lives, The Secret Garden, and Foxfire (Utah Shakespearean Festival), Death of a Salesman, Fences, The Other Place, and Jacqueline Lawton’s The Hampton Years (Virginia Stage Company), On the Verge(Warehouse Theatre), Skin of Our Teeth, Treasure Island, and Peter and the Starcatcher (Perseverance Theatre),Uncle Vanya (Bard Summerscape), and The Unmentionables (Yale Rep) with Tony Award winning director Anna Shapiro.

Many of her other favorite productions have been at universities, including The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at Yale (another collaboration with Adrienne Campbell-Holt), The Who's Tommy, Orpheus Descending, Guys and Dollsand Spelling Bee at American University, and Medea, The Seagull and Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice at Columbia.

She has done location recording, original music, and post production sound on film and video projects including work for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the feature films Salesgirl, Perfect Wedding, and Mandatory Love, and the shorts 2:15 and Yield, which was screened at the Leviathan Lab Short Film Initiative at Lincoln Center and the 2014 Planet Connections Film Festival.

She received her BA in Music from The College of William and Mary -- where she studied composition with Dan Gutwein and Sophia Sergi -- and her Masters Degree in Sound Design from the Yale School of Drama. She was most recently the adjunct lecturer of Live Sound at American University; previously, she was Instructor of Sound Design at the Professional Performing Arts School (Manhattan). She was also a Guest Lecturer at Columbia University and presented a masterclass at Yale.