Hello! My name is William N. Lowe and I am a sound designer and composer from Washington, DC. I graduated with a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University, but my life in sound started as a DJ learning from DMC champions. Understanding how to create compelling sound on my feet, manipulating an audience, and basic music theory became the building blocks for how I approach sound design. At Carnegie Mellon, I composed for classic language plays like Tiger at the Gates and designed abstract plays like A/B Machines. I gained experience mixing and engineering a large scale musical, assisting fellow designers, developing audio for films, and coding with Python and C#. This past year, I was the Technical Supervisor of Carnegie Mellon’s annual Playground Festival. Professionally, I’ve created work that was produced at USITT’s annual conference, attended the Prague Quadrennial, assistant designed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and was at Chautauqua Theater Company as the Audio Technician and Mixer for the 2018 season. I am currently working with award winning playwright, Hannah Manikowski, on a single season podcast titled A Dyke and a Drag Queen Survive the End of Days and we are currently planning a second collaboration together. Over the past year, I have been working with Helen Hayes Award winning Sound Designer and Composer, Christopher Baine, on his new audio playback software: Canvas. When I am not working in the world of sound, I am tinkering with electronics or following baseball, football, and hockey. I am currently on a path to see a baseball game at all 30 active major league ballparks and have successfully made it to 21 so far.