Cliff Caruthers

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Theatre Arts

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Cliff Caruthers (he/him/his) is a Bay Area based sound designer and composer with over 20 years experience in the field of theatre sound design. He has created music and soundscapes for over 300 productions near and far, including Frankenstein at Guthrie Theatre, 1984 at Alley Theatre, Caucasian Chalk Circle for American Conservatory Theater, TRAGEDY: A Tragedy for Berkeley Repertory Theater, Man in Love for Kansas City Rep, and A Clean House for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, where he was Resident Sound Designer for seven years. In 2007 his work on Fighter Airplanes for Cutting Ball Theater was featured at the Prague Quadrennial. His work on Earth: A Primer, was featured at the Experimental Gameplay Worship at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in 2015. He has received several Bay Area Critics Circle awards, including most recently in 2019 for Detroit ’67 at Aurora Theatre Company. Cliff is co-curator of the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, and currently serves as Trustee to the Western Region Board of United Scenic Artists Local 829.