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. Recent design highlights include The Crucible, The Royale (ACT Theatre-Seattle); Ibsen in Chicago (Seattle Rep); As You Like It (California Shakespeare Theater-Oakland); Free Outgoing (East West Players-Los Angeles); Grand Concourse, The Price, Tribes, The Invisible Hand, The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Artists Rep-Portland); 26 Miles, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Buried Child (Profile-Portland); The Piano Lesson, Jitney, King Hedley II, The Brother Sister Plays (Portland Playhouse). Regional/International credits include designs in New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, Norfolk, Raleigh, Aspen, India, France, England, Germany, and Romania. 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. Sharath is a member of the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA) and is an Arts Envoy for the U.S. Department of State. He holds a MFA in Sound Design from the Yale School of Drama and is very proud to a Resident Artist at Artists Repertory Theatre.