Seth Asa

Cortland Repertory Theatre 
- Cortland, New York

Sound Designer

Nana's Naughty Knickers
Appointment With Death
The 39 Steps
The Queen Of Bingo
The Receptionist / The Birds
The Kitchen Witches
Cards On The Table
A Fox on the Fairway
I Am My Own Wife
Miracle on South Division Street
Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror
Always a Bridesmaid
Making God Laugh
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lilly
Alice in Wonderland
Boeing Boeing
Shipwrecked: The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont
I'll Be Back Before Midnight
Puss in Boots
The Unexpected Guest
The Mystery of Irma Vep
The Drawer Boy
The Hollow
Ladies Man

Life Could Be A Dream
La Cage Aux Folles
The Marvelous Wonderettes
A Chorus Line
West Side Story

Always, Patsy Cline
Suds - The Rockin' 1960's Musical Soap Opera
The Addams Family - The Musical
Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash
Les Miserables
ll Shook Up
1940's Radio Hour
The Full Monty
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

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 Portland Stage - Portland, Maine

   Sound Designer

The Haunting Hour
(Studio Series)
Buyer and Cellar
The Snow Queen
Dancing at Lughnasa
The Savannah Disputation
Words By: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook
The Snow Queen
A Song at Twilight
I Am My Own Wife
The Collected Stories

   Sound Engineer
The Tales of Washington Irving, 2000
Three Tall Women (also operating lights and follow spot), 2000

   Assistant Stage Manager
Blithe Spirit, 2000

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 Center for the Arts of Homer - Homer, New York

The Center for the Arts is a concert and events facility in Homer, NY, hosting award-winning and world-renowned musicians, as well as local theatre, opera, cabarets, community events, outreach, and education programs. I began with the Center by helping reconfigure their audio system for better overall quality and even-coverage. I am also fortunate to be one of several sound engineers mixing their live events, as time and opportunity allow. Highlights so far have included Shemekia Copeland, Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin, and the Old Boy Records Showcase.

In addition to ongoing live mixing for the primary stage, helped to rework and reposition the control booth and audio components for better clarity of signal and more diverse application; a malleable solution while the facility plans and pursues permanent upgrades.

   Girsa -Mar 5, 2016
Five-piece Celtic group performing Piano/Keys, Acoustic Guitars, Bodhran, Accordions, Fiddle, and Vocals.

   John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band - Feb 20, 2016
Five-piece Bluegrass group performing Mandolin, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Upright Bass, Banjo, and Vocals.

   Shamekia Copeland - Feb 6, 2016
Six-piece Blues Rock group performing Piano, Bass, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Drums, and Vocals.

   Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin - Mar 19, 2016
Acoustic duo performing Piano, Banjo, Acoustic Guitars, Autoharp, and Vocals

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 Nolan AV Production Group - Memphis, Tennessee

2014 - 2015 Stagehand, Audio Technician

Nolan's Audio Visual in Tennessee is a well-established professional A/V rental and production company, specializing in touring music and dance concerts and other stage events.  While working for Nolan's A/V I assisted with stage lighting setups (hang, focus, teardown) and various audio needs for Germantown Performing Arts Center and The Canon Center.  Highlights included work with Diavolo, Mummenschanz, The Bar-Kays, and Mavis Staples.

   Mavis Staples - Feb 13, 2015 (FOH Engineer)

Soul group performing Piano, Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Drums, Percussion, Lead and Backing Vocals

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 Vital Theatre Company - New York City

Pinakalicious The Musical
Fancy Nancy The Musical

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 Merry Go Round Finger Lakes Music Theatre - Auburn, New York

Lost Highway

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 Skyline Theatre Company - Fair Lawn, New Jersey

The 39 Steps

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 FullStop Collective - New York City


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 New York University - New York City

The Camino Real

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 Open Waters Theatre Arts - Portland, Maine

Of Farms and Fables

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 Great Lakes Theater - Cleveland, Ohio

Macbeth (co-production with Idaho Shakespeare Festival)

Musician: Taiko Drumming and Shakuhachi Inspired Native Flute

"The play was magnificent. The drums and cymbal-shields on either side of the stage and expertly timbered by drummers Seth Asa Sengel and Matthew Webb heightened the ritual feel and the darkness of the play. The demonic ritual of blood and death was emphasized by the drumming, the tingling shields, and an occasional flute."

"You can't have lots of warfare and fighting-with real steel swords-and a pair of well-muscled drummers (Seth Asa Sengel and Matthew Webb) right there on stage without noise. It all makes the battle scenes the more realistic. As well as a large drum, each drummer also has a huge shield-like piece of metal beside him, to use as cymbal or other sound effect. Sengel also played flute at various times. It's fascinating theater."

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 The College of Idaho - Caldwell, Idaho

   Sound Designer

Dead Man's Cell Phone
Seasons Greetings
Mad Woman of Chaillot
The Mineola Twins

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 Caldwell Fine Arts at Jewett Auditorium - Caldwell, Idaho

Sound and Lighting Engineer

   Classical and Traditional Music

All-American Boys Chorus
American Chamber Players
   Miles Hoffman, Viola
   Sara Stern, Flute
   Lisa Shitohen, Violin
   Alberto Parrini, Cello
   Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Piano
Boise Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Maestro Robert Franz
Boise Philharmonic Pit Orchestra
Boise Baroque Orchestra
BYU Chamber Orchestra, Conductor Kory Katseanes
Colorado Children’s Chorale
Idaho Showcase: Keiko Forrey, Cello with Yin-Min Chang, Piano; Robyn Wells, Piano; Curtis Crafton, Baritone & The College of Idaho Sinfonia String Ensemble
Opera Idaho: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Handel’s Judas Maccabeus Oratorio


An Dochas and Haran Irish Dancers
Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz
Ballet Idaho: The Nutcracker
BYU (Provo) Ballet Theatre: Fairy Tales and Fantasy
Golden Dragon Acrobats of China
Repertory Dance Theatre: Time Capsule

Jazz and Contemporary Music

Treasure Valley Swing Band/ED’S BIG BAND
Band of the Golden West Jazz Ensemble
Backbeat Beatles Show
Big Band Swing Design from Netherlands
Louis Ford & the New Orleans Flairs
The Perfect Gentlemen “A Salute to the 20th Century”
Big Bang Jazz Band
Side Street Strutters: Disneyland Jazz Band
The Colwell Family Reunion (“Up With People” Revival)
The Irish Tenors


Carl Rosa Company from England: The Pirates of Penzance
Faustwork Mask Theatre
Second City Improvisational Comedy
Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre: Moliere Than Thou
Missoula Children’s Theatre
   The Frog Prince
   Robin Hood
   The Little Mermaid
   Pied Piper
   Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Virtuoso Instrumentalists and World Music

Alexander Ghindin, Cleveland Piano Competition Winner
Angel Romero, Guitar, & his wife Nefretiri
Ben Model, organist and composer
Brad Richter, guitar & Victor Uzur, cello
Carlos Del Junco, harmonica virtuoso
Chu-Fang Huang, Cleveland Piano Competition Winner
Goldina & Loumbrozo Piano Duo
Imani Wind Quintet
Martina Filjak, Cleveland Piano Competition Winner
Quartetto Gelato on “The Orient Express”
Obo Addy & Okropong — Ghanaian Music & Dance
Rebecca Stern, Violinist
Roberto Plano, Cleveland International Competition Winner
Rongchun Zhao, Erhu; Robyn Wells, Piano Accompanist
The Celtic Tenors with Shannon Deirdre, Soprano
San Jose Taiko
Trio Voronezh, domra, bajan, bass balalaika
ZUM Gypsy Tango Band

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 Boise Contemporary Theater - Boise, Idaho

   Sound Designer

The Pillowman
The Drawer Boy
The Physics of Regret
The Dazzle
Burn This
The Santaland Diaries
Waiting for Godot
Stop Kiss
Fuddy Meers

   Sound Engineer

I Am My Own Wife (co-production with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Portland Stage Company)
Fully Committed, 2004
Dracula, 2004
Cloud Tectonics (staged reading), 2004
The Santaland Diaries, 2003
Waiting for Godot, 2003
Lobby Hero, 2003
The Cherry Orchard, 2002
Three Days of Rain, 2001
True West, 2001


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Balance Dance Company (and Drop Dance Collective) - Boise, Idaho

Freelance Sound Engineer and Audio Editor, 2000 - 2005 

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 Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Sound Designer
   Love's Labour's Lost

   Shakespearience (school tours)
      A Midsummer Night's Dream
      Romeo and Juliet
      Twelfth Night

      A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
      As You Like It

Sound Engineer

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Winter’s Tale
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
The Three Musketeers
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Much Ado About Nothing
Forever Plaid
Arms and The Man
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Comedy of Errors
Henry V
The Fantasticks
As You Like It
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Julius Caesar
I Am My Own Wife (co-production with Boise Contemporary Theater and Portland Stage Company)

Idaho Theatre for Youth

   Drama School
      The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket
      The Winter's Tale
      Romeo and Juliet
      Comedy of Errors
      Red Giant in the Milky Way

   Educational Tours
      Aesop's Network
      The Wind in the Willows
      Dreams of the Bird Woman
      The Three Questions
      Moss Gown
      Jack Frost
      Tiny Fiend and the String Ball

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 Trinity Repertory Company, Providence, RI
Carpenter and Focusing Electrician, 1998

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 Arundel Barn Playhouse, Arundel, ME

Greater Tuna, 1998 (Musician - Acoustic Guitar)
Forever Plaid, 1998 (Sound Engineer)

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 Zachary Scott Theatre Center, Austin, TX

Forever Plaid / The Taffetas (Lighting Operator)
La Cage Illusions (Stage Manager, Lighting/Sound Operator)
Managed Care (Lighting Operator)
Angels in America Part 1 (Rigging Supervisor)

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IATSE Local 205, Austin, TX
Stagehand, 1997-1998 

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Sarah Lawrence College
 - Bronxville, New York

1995 - 1996

Major in Theatrical Stagecraft

Concentrations in Workshop Ensemble Theatre, Lighting Design, Electronic Music Techniques, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Guitar, and Flute

Work Study in Scene Shop: Scenic Carpentry, Scenic Art, Prop Crafts, Sound Operation and Technology, Lighting Operation and Technology

Assistant Stage Manager

Sunday In The Park With George, 1995

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Berklee College of Music - Boston, Massachusetts

1994 - 1995

Major in Professional Music: Woodwinds (Flute)

Flute Ensemble, Studio Jazz Band (Flute), Ear Training, Music Theory, Music Notation, Ewe and Dagbamba Percussion, Audio Reinforcement, Electronic Effects Processing, Electronic Music Techniques, Essay Writing, Creative Writing: Music Review and Critique

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Waynflete School - Portland, Maine

1989 - 1993

Private high school specializing in an immersive college-style liberal arts education with emphasis on community involvement and individual excellence.

Honored for Creative and Written Music Studies

Concentrations in Flute, Guitar, Drums, Creative and Essay Writing, and Broadcast Communications and Technology

Internships and Employment in Radio (WBLM, , FCC-Broadcaster Licensed

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Children's Theatre of Maine
 - Portland, ME

4th Annual Young Playwright’s Festival (Musician - Flute)
Rootabega Stories (Music Director)
3rd Annual Young Playwright’s Festival (Musician - Drums)
2nd Annual Young Playwright’s Festival (Assistant Music Dir./Composer)
Really Rosie (Assistant Music Director)
Christmas Carol (Musician - Guitar/Flute)
James and the Giant Peach (Follow Spot Operator)

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Hacktor's Playhouse
 - Parsonsfield, Maine

A Night In Padua (Lighting Operator)
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lighting Operator)
Story Theatre (Musician)
The Red Shoes (Lighting Operator)