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Composer & Sound Designer


Shane Rettig is a composer, sound designer, music producer, and lyricist. He has written, designed for, and performed with a diverse range of theater and dance companies including Vampire Cowboys, Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), Monica Bill Barnes & Company, The New Group, Signature Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, The Flea Theater, The New Victory Theater, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Soho Rep., Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and HERE Arts Center. Music/co-lyricist for War is F*cking Awesome with Qui Nguyen and William Jackson Harper (2013 Sundance Lab). Music for The Unknown (2005 NYMF). 2015 Frederick Loewe Award (War is F*cking Awesome), Drama Desk, and Lortel nominations. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, Children’s Theatre Company, Dallas Theater Center, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre, Prague Quadrennial. Upcoming: Poor Yella Rednecks at MTC, electronic chill album Alt/Freq, and a retrospective album of the music of the 80s punk band Angry Kavanaughs.