Meet the team of THE WATER CHILDREN - Bryan Tims (Sound Design)

Bryan Tims is a Chicago based sound designer. He has worked with Cuckoos on THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, and LANGUAGE OF ANGELS. He thanks Marc and Bart, his family, friends, and Sara.

Get to know Bryan! :

TCTP: In the play, Megan learns about Japanese Mizuko shrines. What is one of your favorite myth/story/belief from another culture or religion?

BT: One of favorite beliefs is about Acorns from Norse Mythology. The acorn is a symbol of life, fertility, and immortality. It’s sacred to Thor. When placed on a windowsill, acorns protect a house from lightning. A small acorn kept in your change purse will help encourage a timely windfall when you’re running low on funds.

TCTP: There are multiple times in The Water Children when Megan is at a loss with what to or where to go. Have you ever felt lost or adrift?

BT: I recently lost a close friend in an accident which often makes me feel lost and adrift almost daily. I think feeling lost can be a good thing to regain your bearings in life.

TCTP: Every character in this play shares their opinion and gives advice, whether it's asked for or not. Do people often come to you for advice? Or are you the one who seeks advice?

BT: I am an advice getter, I feel it's important to get a different take from different sources. I probably annoy my girlfriend asking so often.

TCTP: Forgiveness is a major theme of The Water Children. When is a time you had to forgive, whether is was another person or yourself?

BT: Forgiveness is a humbling experience, I have said some cruel things to people in the past and it always seems to catch up to me. Normally on at the worst times.

TCTP: The play kicks off with Megan taking an acting gig that she is not exactly thrilled about. What’s a terrible job you had to take, theatre related or otherwise?

BT: Out of high school I worked at a hospital cafeteria washing dishes, it was pretty rough and I didn't last very long.

Come see Bryan's work in The Water Children, running June 10 - July 8 at The Vault at Collaboraction Studios in the Flat Iron Arts Building

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