Hale Centre Theatre
Designer: Michelle Ohumukini
Treasure Island is a classic pirate's tale that follows Jim Hawkins on his search for buried treasure. The story takes us from Jim's comfortable life in an inn that is upended by pirates but results in Jim finding a map leading to a legendary buried treasure. He teams up with an unlikely crew but sets sail to find where 'x marks the spot' in search of untold riches.
Michelle wanted the audience to be immersed in the world of the play. I was tasked with creating multi-layered backgrounds that transported the audience from place to place, resulting in almost constant backgrounds for the duration of the play. I utilized Canvas to move the sounds throughout the surround speakers, adding another layer of immersion and complexity to the soundscape.
Sound Design Samples
The show begins aboard a pirate ship as the fearsome Captain Flint is interrogating a crew member he suspects of being disloyal. This, along with the others, was played through all surround speakers throughout the theatre.
All production photos: Leavitt Wells
Stage Manager: Jessica Edling
Costumes: Peggy Willis
Hair/Makeup: Krissa Lent
Scenic: Kacey Udy
Lighting: Jaron Hermansen
Video: Bobby Gibson
The Hispaniola Departs
With a crew assembled and readied, Jim Hawkins set outs across the open sea in search of the buried treasure.
Act 1 finishes with Jim finding the island he's been searching. We bring the audience onto the island going into intermission and through the top of Act 2.