Daniel Carlyon is a theatrical sound designer and writer living in Chicago. He is an active part of the Chicago theater scene, and has worked at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Goodman, and Writers' Theatre, among many others. He is an artistic associate with Buzz22 Chicago. He also works in New York, including at Lincoln Center, Second Stage, and one time on a barge.

Daniel got a B.A. in Communications from Northwestern University, where he majored in theater and sleeping. He worked for two years at Buck's Rock Arts Camp, teaching teenagers about sound design. He frequently gets into heated debates about superheroes.

If you want to contact Daniel, you can email him at DJCarlyon3 at gmail dot com or find him on LinkedIn; you can check out his sound design resume here. You can also flag him down on the street, but he may not see you, as he often forgets his glasses.


things in the works.

The Adventures of Jacketman: Daniel is the creator and star of this original web series about a wannabe superhero and his sidekick-slash-voice of reason. Watch episodes on the YouTube page, the official website or the Facebook page!

J.B.: Daniel is the sound designer for this dark retelling of the Book of Job. Runs at City Lit Theater from October 27th to December 10th.

what other people said.

2013 Black Theatre Alliance Award Nomination- Hoodoo Love (Collective Theatre)

"Daniel Carlyon’s sound design underpins the story with an understated but incendiary subtext." -Chicago Theater Beat (We Have Always Lived in the Castle, City Lit Theater)

"[A] richly theatrical... soundscape." -Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune (She Kills Monsters, Buzz22 Chicago / Steppenwolf Garage Rep)

"The production succeeds when the cast's good work is in counterpoint to Daniel Carlyon's fine sound and projection design." -Chicago Stage Style (Henry V, Promethean Theatre Ensemble)

"...an eclectic sound design... that can only be described as 'badass.'" -The Village Voice (The Doctor and the Devils, New York International Fringe Festival)

"The sound was fine." -Around the Town Chicago (Kate and Sam are NOT Breaking Up, The New Colony)




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