Sharath was raised between Appalachia and India while spending the following years studying across Europe and New England. Before arriving in the Pacific Northwest, he spent nearly a decade as a lead sound designer in New York City. Sharath recently completed a year long Visiting Assistant Professorship at Reed College and co-led the Light and Sound Training Program in Vietnam in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Consulate, and World Learning Inc. He has previously served as a lead designer, guest artist, instructor, or lecturer at Yale, Fordham, Columbia, Willamette, Ohio, Portland State, and Butler Universities.
Awards And Achievements
2019 Theatre Roundtable Award Nomination (Columbus, OH) - Excellence in Sound Design for "The Cake", Tantrum Theatre
2018 Gregory Award Nomination (Seattle, WA) - Outstanding Sound/Music Design for "Ibsen in Chicago", Seattle Repertory Theatre
2018 Oregon Theatrical Awards Society Nomination (Lakewood, OR) - Best Sound Design for "Parnassus on Wheels", Lakewood Theatre Company
2017 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Nomination (Seattle, WA) – Excellence in Sound Design for “Coriolanus: Fight Like a Bitch”, 12th Avenue Arts
2016 Portland Area Musical Theater Award Nomination (Portland, OR) – Sound Design for “Cuba Libre”, Artists Repertory Theatre
2014 Kennedy Center Meritorious Achievement Award in Sound Design for “Far Away”, Our Shoes are Red/The Performance Lab
2012 Drammy Award (Portland, OR) – Outstanding Production for “Oedipus El Rey”, Miracle Theatre and “The Brother Sister Plays”, Portland Playhouse
2010 Independent Theater Award (NYC) – Outstanding Performance Art Production for “Binding”
Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Research from the Ohio Department of Development
The United States Department of Energy Certificate of Achievement
I have had the great honor of working with the following companies.
Artists Repertory Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, American Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Company, Marin Theatre Company, East West Players, Profile Theatre, Portland Playhouse, CoHo Theatre, Miracle Theatre, Reed College, August Wilson Red Door Project, Yale University, Ohio University, New York City Professional Performing Arts School, Ohio State University, International Women's Forum, Vital Voices of Asia, Goldman Sachs, Royal Aeronautical Theatre, Sydney Harman Hall, The Ideas Festival, The Culture Project, Harvard University, New York University, The 92nd Street Y, Butler University, Whitman College, The Westside Theatre, Boom Arts, CompanyOne, American Repertory Theatre, Performing Space 122, 12th Avenue Arts, Yale Repertory Theatre, Corrib Theatre, Bag&Baggage Productions, Yale Dramatic Association, Portland Shakespeare Project, La MaMa, Portland Actor's Conservatory, Cygnet Productions, Lakewood Center for the Arts, Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Northwest Classical Theatre Collective, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, HERE Arts Center, Theatre Row, Burning Coal Theatre, Berkshire Fringe, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Virginia Stage Company, Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Our Shoes are Red, The Cherry Pit, Jewish Theatre Collaborative, Classic Stage, Ohio Valley Summer Theatre, The Tank, Willamette University, Tantrum Theatre, Compass Works, Portland State University, The Mint Theatre, The Village Theatre, Columbia University, The Brick, Crown Point Theatre Festival, Playwrights Horizons, Access Theatre, Laurie Beechman Theater, Yale Cabaret, Monomoy Theater, Arts West, Barrington Stage Company, Lights Up! Productions, Memorial Auditorium, 2nd Stage, New York Stage and Film
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