Chad Raines, Composer/Sound Designer et cetera –
Chad Raines is a Composer/Sound Designer and Performer in Brooklyn, NY.
Recent composition/sound design credits include, “The Bakkhai” directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz at Bard College, “Arabian Nights” directed by Jesse Jou at Fairfield University, “From White Plains” (GLAAD Award Winner of Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway) at Pershing Square Signature Center, written and directed by Michael Perlman. “Suicide Inc.” at Roundabout Underground, directed by Jonathan Berry, “The Crucible” by The Studio/New York,“Kiss Me Kate” at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, “Summer Shorts Festival of New Plays” presented by Through Line Artists and “Love’s Labours Lost” at The Old Globe in San Diego. While attending the Yale School of Drama credits include, “Battle of Black and Dogs” and “Autumn Sonata” both directed by Robert Woodruff and awarded Best Sound Design by the Connecticut Critics Circle 2010. Chad is also awarded the Winner of The Frieda Shaw, Dr. Diana Mason OBE, and Denise Suttor Prize for Sound Design from the Yale School of Drama 2011.
Chad Raines also performs and arranges for controversial icon Amanda Palmer as a member of The Grand Theft Orchestra. He also performs as frontman and composer for electro-pop band The Simple Pleasure. While at Yale he starred as Tommy in "The Who's Tommy" and Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at Yale Summer Cabaret. While studying Sound Design at the Yale School of Drama, he wrote and premiered works such as “Missed Connections” and “Project Realms: The World of Henry Darger” which had its second premiere at La Sala in Williamsburg.