Theatre & Dance

Daniel Perelstein

Lecturer in Drama
Education
  • B.A. in Music, Swarthmore College, 2009
  • B.S. in Engineering, Swarthmore College, 2009

            

Teaching

Sound Design

 
Bio

Daniel Perelstein is a freelance sound designer, composer, and musical director in Philadelphia. Recent and upcoming designs at McCarter Theatre, Opera Philadelphia, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Wilma Theater, Arden Theatre, InterAct Theatre, FringeArts, People’s Light, Kimmel Center, Theatre Exile, others. Daniel is the resident sound designer for the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, and has been active in the new play development community as conference composer at PlayPenn and as a member of the Artistic Circle of the Arden Theatre Writer’s Room.

Daniel is honored to be the recipient of the past two Barrymore Awards for Outstanding Sound Design (Don Juan…, Wilma Theatre; Knives in Hens, Theatre Exile, with Christopher Colucci). In two seasons, Daniel received eleven Barrymore Award nominations in three categories, including recognition as a finalist for the F. Otto Haas award. As a 2013 Independence Foundation Fellow, Daniel had an opportunity to reinforce his work in sound and music with an 18-month study in the visual arts. B.S. Engineering, B.A. Music, Swarthmore College.

 

Recent Work (selected)
2015:

Mothers & Sons, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Sound Design

The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane [world premiere], InterAct Theatre, Sound Design & Original Music

 

2014:

The Sincerity Project [world premiere], Team Sunshine Performance Corporation / LiveArts, Sound Design, Original Music, Musical Direction

Detroit, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Sound Design

2014 Barrymore Awards Ceremony, Theatre Philadephia, Production Sound Design

The House That Jack Built [workshop], PlayPenn, Design Dramaturg

Andy: A Popera [world premiere], Bearded Ladies Cabaret / Opera Philadelphia, Sound Design

Henry IV, Shakespeare in Clark Park / Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, Sound Design

Bastille Day Cabaret, Bearded Ladies Cabaret (Eastern State Penitentiary), Sound Design & Mixer

The Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Mrs. Martha Washington [world premiere], Flashpoint Theatre Company, Original Music & Musical Direction

A Coffin In Egypt[world premiere co-production], Opera Philadelphia, Sound Design

The 39 Steps, Theatre Horizon, Sound Design (co-design with Christopher Colucci)

Annapurna, Theatre Exile, Sound Design & Original Music

Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq [world premiere], Wilma Theater, Sound Design & Original Music

Parade, Arden Theater, Sound Design

 

Awards and Nominations

Barrymore Award for Outstanding Sound Design, Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, 2014

Barrymore Award for Outstanding Sound Design, Knives in Hens, 2014 [co-design with Christopher Colucci]

Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, 2013

F. Otto Haas Award Finalist, 2014

Barrymore Award for Outstanding Sound Design (nomination), Annapurna, 2014

Barrymore Award for Outstanding Original Music (nomination), Annapurna, 2014

Barrymore Award for Outstanding Sound Design (nomination), Parade, 2014

Barrymore Award for Outstanding Original Music (nomination), …Miz Martha Washington, 2014

Barrymore Award for Outstanding Original Music (nomination), Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, 2014

Barrymore Award for Outstanding Sound Design (nomination), The 39 Steps, 2014 [co-design with Christopher Colucci]

Barrymore Award for Outstanding Sound Design (nomination), Shipwrecked, 2012

Barrymore Award for Outstanding Original Music (nomination), Shipwrecked, 2012