Chuck Hatcher is a freelance sound designer and teacher with over 30 years of experience. After receiving his MFA in directing/stage management from the University of Montana, he began his professional career as Resident Designer/Engineer at Tacoma Actors Guild in Tacoma, Washington. After two seasons at TAG, Chuck accepted a position with the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance at Cornell University where he remained for 12 years. At Cornell he designed over 50 drama and musical productions along with presenting major dance companies and original dance productions. While serving as Resident Designer/Head Audio at Cornell, Chuck also worked professionally at such theaters as The Hangar Theater, Syracuse Stage, and Buffalo Studio Arena.

In 2000, Chuck left upstate New York for southern Ohio where he served for 13 years as a Professor of Theatre Design and Production and Head of the BFA/MFA Professional Training Program in Sound Design and Technology at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. During those years, Chuck designed sound for such theaters as Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Summerfest at the University of Illinois and others. In 2013, he left Cincinnati to join his wife, scenic designer/teacher, Tammy Honesty in Winona, Minnesota, where he continued to work as a freelance designer. Recent designs include The Government Inspector and Urinetown at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and Little Women, On the Verge and Arms and The Man at Viterbo University.

After a year in Winona, he again packed up to follow Tammy to Western Illinois University in Macomb,Illinois. During his two years there he designed productions of Jane Eyre, The Musical, The Tempest and The Wild Party for WIU as well as serving as consultant for a much needed upgrade of the audio system in the MainStage theater. Outside of the university, he designed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, served as the Head of Audio for the United State Institute of Theatre Technology’s all conference events at the national conference in Cincinnati and Salt Lake City and was guest sound designer for PCPA in Santa Maria, CA for four shows from 2014 to 2016.

July of 2016, witnessed another change in residence as Tammy assumed a design position with Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Chuck is currently working to establish himself as a freelance designer in northeastern Ohio.


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