Megan "Deets" Culley is a New York based Sound Designer and Composer. Megan began her academic career with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology before realizing her heart was leading her to the arts. She graduated in 2016 with an MFA in Production Design and Technology (Concentration: Sound Design) from the Ohio University Division of Theater program. Megan's work has been heard in New York at the Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, the Atlantic Theatre Company, HERE Center, NYMF, 59E59, the Flea, and more. Outside of New York, Megan has designed at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Theatre Horizon (Philadelphia), ACT of Connecticut, Luna Stage (New Jersey,) and Dobama Theatre (Cleveland) among others. Megan is a proud member of Theatrical Sound Designs and Composers Association (TSDCA) and United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829.
Megan believes in the ability of sound to enhance a story. Sound is invaluable as both a background element and as a character in and of itself. When designing a production, Megan loves to be part of the rehearsal process as much as possible because of the collaborative nature of creating a design in the room. First and foremost, Megan is a collaborator and believes in open communication between every department. Whether a show is about dinosaurs or drone pilots, Megan strives to research and understand the characters and themes because these subtle pieces of knowledge can inform the direction of a design. Megan creates as many unique sounds as possible for every production she designs and enjoys composing original music on multiple instruments whenever she can. Megan ventures to make every single design original with a "Deets" flare.
New York, NY