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Q&A with backstage Hero, Pierre Dupree

What is a Sound Supervisor?  

A Sound Supervisor is in charge of coordinating and implementing all things sound related at the Alley Theatre.  This includes sound effects, music and amplification for plays in concert with the Sound Designer and Director as needed per production; backstage monitoring so the actors, crew and fellow shop heads can hear what is happening onstage in the backstage dressing rooms and offices; and assisting other departments within the Alley by providing music and microphones for special events.

What do you love most about your job as a Sound Supervisor? 

Variety and flexibility— every day is different and brings a new challenge or set of goals. I get to draw from a vast array of resources, both from myself and from my team, to help accomplish our tasks.

How long have you worked at the Alley?

A little over nine and a half years— so, close to ten, but I can’t quite say ten yet.

Where are you originally from?

It’s complicated.  I spent a lot of my time growing up nearby, in Dallas.  However, I was born in Italy, and spent a significant portion of my time growing up in Singapore and France.

What is your favorite show you’ve ever worked on at the Alley?

Too many to choose, and always changing.  Often my favorite is something I’ve done recently— in this case An Act of God and Syncing Ink particularly.  But I also really loved Cyrano and The Farnsworth Invention from our 2008-2009 Season.

What are your interests or hobbies outside of theatre?

My family (shout out to my awesome wife Jessica, and our kids Devin and Lisette), video games (current and retro), and music— I love listening to music and finding cool new stuff or unearthing gems from the past.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I love really cheesy jokes.