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Sunday, October 30, 2005

the strange yet true bio of Lindsay Jones

Based in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, Lindsay Jones is a composer and sound designer for theatre, film and television. His music for film has been heard in film festivals around the world including Cannes, SXSW, Slamdance, Chicago Underground Film Festival and L.A. Latino Film Festival. His music for television has been featured on HBO, Bravo, The Sundance Channel, IFC, Telemundo, and will be featured soon on PBS. Most recently, Lindsay composed the score for the Oscar-winning short documentary A NOTE OF TRIUMPH: THE GOLDEN AGE OF NORMAN CORWIN for HBO Films.

Theatrically, he has composed and designed for world premieres of plays by Sam Shepard, David Mamet, A.R. Gurney, Terrence McNally, John Guare, Warren Leight, Lynn Nottage, David Lindsay-Abaire, Steven Dietz, Craig Lucas, Richard Dresser, Romulus Linney, Carey Perloff, Bruce Norris, Jamie Pachino and many others. Off-Broadway: DEDICATION OR THE STUFF OF DREAMS starring Nathan Lane and Marian Seldes, THE GOD OF HELL starring Tim Roth and Randy Quaid, TREASON, IN THE CONTINUUM, LUMINESCENCE DATING, STRING OF PEARLS, BOY, O JERUSALEM, BEAUTIFUL THING and CLOSET LAND. Regional credits include: Center Stage, Hartford Stage, South Coast Repertory, Alliance, Arena Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, Goodman, American Conservatory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kansas City Repertory, The Old Globe, Chicago Shakespeare, People’s Light And Theatre, Steppenwolf, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Pasadena Playhouse, Geva, Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis, Court, Indiana Repertory, Meadow Brook, Milwaukee Repertory, American Players, Madison Repertory, Lookingglass, Human Race as well as many others. International credits include: productions in Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Scotland and The Royal Shakespeare Company of England.

Lindsay has received four Joseph Jefferson Awards and eleven nominations, 2 ASCAP Plus Awards, an Ovation Award, and a Chicago Stage Talk Award, as well as nominations for Barrymore Awards, Austin Critics Table Awards and NAACP Theatre Awards, and was the first (and, to date, only) sound designer to win the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award.

As a musician, he was the lead vocalist/bassist/main songwriter for The Nubile Thangs!, who recorded 3 albums for Full Size Hut Records, made several national TV appearances, and played over 300 shows in 40 states and Canada. As a writer, Lindsay has written both features and reviews for magazines such as Maximum Rock’n’Roll, Your Flesh, Tail Spins, Pure, CD Discovery, and wrote a weekly column of music reviews for ESP magazine for 5 years. He holds a BFA in Acting from the North Carolina School Of The Arts, and has taught acting and sound design at Northwestern University, The Chicago Academy For The Arts, The Latin School, Act One Studios and The National High School Institute. Lindsay is represented by Creative Artists Agency.


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