Mr. Ison is a sound designer, composer, and actor. He believes narrative is an important tool for society to reflect and learn more about itself. He is thrilled to be working with PlayPenn to help playwrights do just that.
He has sound designed at The Arden Theatre Company, The National Constitution Center, Quintessence, Act II Playhouse, Inis Nua, Azuka, Interact, Tiny Dynamite, Curio Theatre, Temple University, Commonwealth Classic Theatre, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Revolution Shakespeare, Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists, and Maucking Bird. He has also assisted sound designed at Signature Theatre.
As an actor he has performed with The Arden Theatre Company, Quintessence, Commonwealth Classic Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, and White Pines, as well as a growing amount of tv/film credits. He holds a BA in Music Composition from Eastern University.
Career accomplishments: He won the 2019 Barrymore for Outstanding Sound Design – Gem of the Ocean ( Arden Theatre Company), nominated for the 2019 Barrymore for Outstanding Sound Design – Untitled (Inis Nua), nominated for the 2018 Barrymore for Outstanding Original Music – The Art of Swimming (Tiny Dynamite).