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"Given the small size of the stage and the difficult nature of showing a portrait that changes over time, the company uses lighting and sound extremely well (credit to Christopher Weston and Jacob Subotnick)"
- Haythem Elthawary, Theatre is Easy: www.theasy.com, April 3 2013.
{RE: MTWorks's Production of "The Picture of Dorian Gray"]



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"Especially worth mentioning is the sound design, mixed and created by Jacob Subotnick. It is a wonderful blend of a familiar song with increasing and decreasing degrees of chaotic noise mixed in, punctuated by jarring bangs into reality. It all at once draws you in and is unpleasant enough to make you want it to stop. It is as if the designer is letting us listen to the inside of Mary’s head."
- Amber Gallery, NYtheatre.com, May 26 2012.
{RE: The Active Theater's Production of "Body Language"]



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"The Active Theater, as usual, gives a sterling production; they certainly do not stint on the technical aspects of their work. Craig Napoliello's set is a lovely little publishing office, costumes by Bobby Pearce are gorgeous and period-appropriate, Sound and Lights by Jacob Subotnick and Mike Inwood (respectively) are great. This highly intellectual play is definitely worth a look."
- Duncan Pflaster, Broadwayworld.com, March 14 2012.
{RE: The Active Theater's Production of "The Violoet Hour"]



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"Jacob Subotnick adds a crucial layer to the proceedings with sound, artfully weaving cell phone chimes, doorbells, and classic film sound clips with the low-level drone of a televised football game."
- Amy Lee Pearsal, nytheatre.com. Oct. 9 2011.
[RE: "Any Given Monday", at 59E59 theaters. ]


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"Sound design by Jacob Subotnick, which includes a football game and dialogue from the afore-mentioned To Kill a Mockingbird, seamlessly fits into the proceedings."
- Judd Hollander, stagebuzz.com. Oct. 19 2011.
[RE: "Any Given Monday", at 59E59 theaters. ]


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"One of the reasons the play works so well, of course, is because it's so beautifully produced and acted. The set, by Nikki Black, is simplicity itself a platform representing the boardwalk and another playing area that becomes Scotto and Terry's house at one point and the car where young Tracy and Sam are making out at others. Cheryl McCarron's costumes look precisely like what each of these people would wear. Jacob Subotnick and Kia Rogers provide, respectively, sound and lighting that highlight the mood and theme beautifully."
- Martin Denton, nytheater.com. Sep. 19 2010.
{RE: Boomerang Theater's production of Tim Errickson's "Endless Summer Nights"]



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"Cailin Heffernan's staging is clean and economical, assured and effective, and the production values are generally strong: Nikki Black's set, Cheryl McCarron's costumes, and Kia Rogers's lighting. Above all, Steven Jamail's original music and Jacob Subotnick's sound design add layers of beauty and depth to the production."
Andrew Rothkin, nytheater.com. Sept. 18 2010.
[RE: Boomerang Theater's new production of Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed"]



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"Wilde's narration is divided up among the ensemble, who speak it while holding illuminated picture frames in front of their faces. Bowen is aided immeasurably by lighting designer Yuriy Nayer to create a scary atmosphere as the pale, ghostly images seemingly float in the darkness. Jacob Subotnick's sound design adds to the creepy factor with appropriately spooky musical underscoring. In addition, Bowen subtly emphasizes the homoeroticism in Wilde's text, which was hidden in versions of generations past."
- David Sheward, backstage.com. June 11, 2010.
[RE: G-Money Productions production of "The Picture of Dorian Gray, adapted by Glory Bowen]



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"This is a company that clearly knows how to assemble a team. The inspired performances are also a result of Glory Bowen's deft direction and attention to detail as well as music expertly designed by Jacob Subotnick. The songs are so carefully chosen that one could argue that the pre-show music and moments are strong enough to be their own separate production. "
- Michael Roderick, broadwayworld.com. Dec. 4 2009.
[RE: The Active Theater Company's new production of Lee Blessing's "Two Rooms"]


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