Sound Design

Waafricka 123 Poster
The Hole
Drowning in Cairo Poster
Neptune Timothy DuWhite Dixon Place

Lighting Design

Musicals

Plays

Dance

Christopher Darbassie

A first-generation Trinidadian American, Christopher Darbassie is a recent Pace University graduate. He received his BFA in Production & Design student, with a concentration in Sound and Lighting design, with a BA minor in Sociology/Anthropology. A multiple discipline artist with additional skills in directing and performance, he designs for plays, musicals, opera and dance. Chris currently designs within the Tri-State area, but is willing to travel. Chris strives to use sound design as a framework to building new worlds through the emphasis of the psychological and cultural undertones of a production.

Sound Design: 

Joker                                              Gaven Trinidaad, dir.                      Criminal Queerness Festival

"Jhanjar Di ..."                              Nicky Maggio, dir.                         Criminal Queerness Festival

Waafrika 123                                 Eamon Boyal, dir.                           Criminal Queerness Festival

Drowning in Cairo                        Celine Rosenthal, dir.                      Criminal Queerness Festival

Dark Deep Down                          Vinny Eden Ortega, dir.                   The Dare Tactic

Mother of Pearl                             Zhailon Levingston, dir.                  Rough Drafts Play Festival

Neptune                                         Zhailon Levingston, dir.                  The Brooklyn Museum

The Hole                                        Rod Gailes Obc, dir.                        Ice Factory Festival

Neptune                                          Zhailon Levingston, dir.                 Dixon Place Hot Festival

Imagine Sisyphus Happy               Kevin Hourigan, dir.                       Pace Performing Arts

Alt Black                                        Zhailon Levingston, dir.                  The Movement Theatre Company                         

Snakebit                                         Christopher Hanke, dir.                    Pace Performing Arts

“A Good Place”                            Wesley Goodrich, dir.                      Black Student Union

Two Star Motel                             Quentin Madia, dir.                           The Dare Tactic

Polaroid Stories                            Raelle Myrick-Hodges, dir.              Pace Performing Arts

Make Believe                                Chelsey Smith, dir.                           The Rose Grew Here

Macbeth                                        Vinny Eden Ortega, dir.                    The Dare Tactic

Lighting Design:

A Dying Breed                             Tabatha Gayle, dir.                           The Black Box Project

What to Send Up...(Asst. LD)      Whitney White, dir.                          Movement Theatre Company

Emergence                                    Rhonda Miller, dir.                           Pace Performing Arts

Dance Out Loud (Asst. LD)         Ronda Miller, dir.                             Pace Performing Arts

Cock                                             Joe Reault, dir.                                  Stand Up

Xanadu (Asst. LD)                       JV Mercanti, dir.                              Pace Performing Arts

Blood Wedding                            Jake Lebowitz, dir.                            The Dare Tactic

Street Spectrum                           Kat Wildish, dir.                                TADA Theater    

Bonnie & Clyde                           Quentin Madia, dir.                          The Dare Tactic

Terpsecorians                              Cheryll Miller Porter, dir.                 Teaneck High School

In the Heights                              Jaime Villani, dir.                              Teaneck High School

Rehearsal for Murder                  Jaime Villani, dir.                             Teaneck High School

Production Experience:                                         

Audio 1                                 Sing Out: Divas                 Lauren Colon, dir.                  After Works Theater

Audio 1                                 Les Miserables                  Zi, Alikhan, dir.                      Pace Performing Arts

Audio 1                                "Turning 15"                      Alley Sheedy, dir.                   The Center at W. Park

Audio 1                                 Macbeth                            Vinny Ortega, dir.                   The Dare Tactic

Audio 2                                 World Strides                    David Lawson, SD                 The Sheraton Times Square

LX Programmer                   "She Would Stand"            Brian Tovar, LD                     ART/NY Theatre

LX Programmer                    Look Back in Anger         David Shocket, LD                  Pace Performing Arts

LX Programmer                    Middletown                      David Shocket, LD                  Pace Performing Arts

Light Board Op.                    Lured                               Frank J. Avella, TD                 Theatre of the New City

Light Board Op.                    Lifters                              Jordan Beliese, LD                  Stand Up

Sound Board Op.                  Hair                                 Megan McKay, LD                 Pace Performing Arts

Education/Training:                                               

B.F.A. in Production & Design for Stage & Screen             Pace University                           Sept. '15 - May '19

- Sound & Lighting Design

Wingspace Fellow                                                         Wingspace Theatrical Design             June '19 - June '20

-Sound Design Mentee

Production Intern                                                                The Bushwick Starr                      Summer of 2018

- Light and Sound apprentice, Set Construction, Production Office Assistant

 

Student Advisory Council                                          Lincoln Center Performing Arts            Sept. '17 - June '18

- Producing and Management

Production Intern                                                    The Movement Theatre Company             Summer of 2017

- Light and Sound apprentice, Set Construction, Production Office Assistant

Production Intern                                                                   Access Theater                            Summer of 2016

- Light and Sound Crew, Set Construction, Production Office Assistant

 

Special Skills:                                                   

Technician, Set Construction, Hand Drafting, Intermediate Spanish, Sewing, Model Building, Follow Spot Operator, Scene Painting, Basic Woodworking

Computer Skills:                                              

Vector Works, ETC Ion, ETC Express, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Protools Logic, Audacity, QLab, Yamaha CL5, Microsoft Office

                                                          References Available Upon Request