Playwrights Theatre Centre


Call for Applications Sound Designer, Unscripted


PTC seeks a Sound Designer for a community project in April 2019 called Unscripted.


Unscripted is a research process bringing audiences into direct relationship with the ideas, issues, and politics of playwriting. The project takes place through the month of April 2019 in small group interactions. The team is designing a process to connect with youth under 12 who are part of the transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming communities, and their caretakers. This is the first phase in a project that explores building a world where all children belong. This first phase takes the school building as its site for exploration, and will be a kid-centred event not open to the general public.

This is an audio-driven collaboration with young trans/enby/gnc kids and their parents. Our team is made up of people who come from professional theatre practice, media design, fine art practice and public sculpture. They are leaders in LGBTQQIP2SAA communities across the country, and include a transgender artist and educator.

The sound designer will capture field recordings at a local elementary school, and conduct interviews with participants on location.


  • Field recording experience
  • Vocal story recording experience
  • Sound design for walking audio tours an asset
  • Comfort working with children.

Please identify your experience in community-engaged work.
Experience within transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming communities is an asset.
Subject to a good creative match and availability, the designer may continue to the next phase of the project under a separate contract.
Access to a vehicle is an asset (mileage will be paid).

Remuneration: $2500 contract

To apply, send link to sound file portfolio, and cover letter and resume as a single PDF with Sound Designer in the subject line to Heidi Taylor at

Download this application here.

Deadline for applications: Feb 22, 2019
Start date:  March 5, 2019