Charles Coes

Lecturer in Sound Design

Charles Coes is a Sound Designer and Engineer based in New Jersey. He has designed shows at Yale Repertory Theatre; Seattle Repertory Theatre; Berkeley Repertory Theatre; South Coast Repertory Theatre; Guthrie Theater; Shakespeare Theatre Company; ArtsEmerson; Wilma Theatre; Two River Theater; North Shore Music Theatre; Williamstown Theatre Festival; HERE Arts Center; Ford's Theatre, and tours with Phoenix Entertainment and The Acting Company. He has also designed aerial and aquatic spectaculars for Royal Caribbean, an immersive show, Queen of the Night, at the Diamond Horseshoe (with Darron L West), and collaborated on installations with artists Anne Hamilton, Abelardo Morel and Luis Roldan. He frequently co-designs things with Nathan A Roberts. He has worked as an associate on more than 10 Broadway shows including Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award® winning Sound Design); The Elephant Man; In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play); and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He is fascinated by how technology can support live performance without interfering with the humanity and reactive nature of a live show. He also has a mostly well behaved dog named Max.