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John Zalewski is a sound designer and composer with a background in visual arts. Since witnessing the work of the late and great theater auteur Reza Abdoh in the 1990s, he has been working in the field of performance and theater.



John Zalewski has worked on multiple projects and is currently a Culley Guest Artist and the sound designer for Trope! (Fear Is a Villain). He also worked as the sound designer for the Fall 2020 production of SCENES FROM METAMORPHOSES.

Some of his other credits include: 
Off-Broadway: Everything You Touch, upcoming: Mayakovsky and Stalin (Cherry Lane); AZAK (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre at Gym at Judson). 
Regional: Destiny of Desire (Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, upcoming at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Milwaukee Rep and Guthrie Theater); Hold These Truths (East West Players, Portland Center Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Arena Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Perseverance Theatre; upcoming, San Diego Repertory Theatre); Mother of HenryMexican Trilogy, Solitude, Melancholia, Time Alone, Dementia (LATC); Belleville (Pasadena Playhouse); A Steady Rain (Guthrie Theater, Alliance Theatre); I Love to Eat! (Portland Center Stage); Tokyo Fish Story, Dead Man’s Cellphone (South Coast Repertory). 
Other: Humana Festival, Boston Court Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Wallis Annenberg Center, Getty Villa, Disney Hall, Geffen Playhouse, Bootleg Theater, Padua Playwrights, Baryshnikov Arts Center. 
International: Sound and original score for Wilderness’ The Day Shall Declare It (Theatre Delicatessen, London) and Los Angeles (received a 2015 Ovation Award). 
Awards: eight LA Stage Alliance Ovation awards, 26 nominations; seven L.A. Weekly Awards, including Career Achievement; two Stage Raw awards; three Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards; 10 Backstage Garland awards. 

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