Getting Lively, Lush & Local With: David Reiffel

Who are you? David Reiffel

What do you do? Music and sound design for theater

Where are you from originally? Chicago

How long have you been working in Boston? 35 years

What’s your earliest theatre memory? Puccini’s La Boheme, or Macbeth.

What’s your first theatre memory in Boston? The Tutor, Harvard Dramatic Club

Why do you stay? I like that the city is walkable. Just now it feels like Boston theater is approaching a watershed, like Chicago did in the early 1980s.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had before a show? At the Pickle Barrel in Chicago–we used to go there before call on opening nights. Don’t know if it’s still there…

What’s your favorite rehearsal snack? Beef jerky (damn you, Abby Cordell!)

Do you eat before you go on stage or do you wait until after your performance to eat? A little something before.

The Boston Theatre Conference is focusing on the lively, lush and local aspects of our theatre community. What do you think? The scene is getting livelier, lusher, and–best of all–more local. We have a great deal of talent here, which is beginning to get its due.

YOUR TURN! Write to us here!

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