Karin Graybash is a freelance sound designer and sound engineer. Her focus is design for theater and dance with an expertise in soundscapes, music design and research, system design, sound reinforcement, and live musicals. Graybash has created numerous sound designs for regional theater and off-Broadway, including Berkeley Repertory, Walnut Street, Dallas Theater Center, Yale Repertory, McCarter Theatre, Alliance, Arena Stage, Portland Stage, Folger Theatre, People’s Light and Theater Company, Arden Theatre Company, Two River Theatre Company, Olney Theatre Center, and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
Her conceptual sound design for Popsicle’s Departure was also produced internationally (Edinburgh). Her work has been nominated for the Helen Hayes Awards and she is a recipient of the Bay Area Theatre Critics Award for her sound design of Polk County at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. As a sound engineer, she held staff positions at McCarter Theatre and Arena Stage. Graybash was the original live sound consultant for the multimedia production Freedom Rising at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. She is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.
At Mason Gross, Graybash is interested in the exploration and teaching of contemporary sound design. She is dedicated to sharing design concepts and experiences with other designers and composers and is interested in the development and expansion of professional sound design in the arts.