Review: The importance of art, theater, and connection in ‘A Man of No Importance’ at Off-Broadway’s Classic Stage Company (DC Theater Arts)
November 14, 2022
"with clear sound by Sun Hee Kil, which enables Doyle’s blocking throughout the house"
Review: Jim Parsons leads Off-Broadway revival of great ‘Importance’ (AMNY)
October 30, 2022
"It also contains perhaps the best sound quality and control I have ever heard for a live musical in a small theater."
Review: Jim Parsons Stars in a Charming Revival of A Man of No Importance (Theatremania)
October 30, 2022
Crucially, sound designer Sun Hee Kil and music director Caleb Hoyer have solved the sound balance issues...
Every lyric is crystal clear.
(WOMEN IN SOUND BY SONOS RADIO)
September 19, 2022
Sunny Kil is an award-winning sound designer born in Busan, South Korea and currently based in New York City. Her work spans renowned Broadway shows including Choir Boy and Bernhardt/Hamlet, the Public Theater’s 60-year-running summer series Shakespeare in the Park, and the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. This year, her sound design for the play The Brother Size was selected as one of six finalists of sound design exhibition at World Stage Design 2022. In addition, she is an Associate Professor of Sound Design at the State University of New York at New Paltz.
OFF BROADWAY REVIEW- AS YOU LIKE IT
August 30, 2022
Moments of surprise and delight are sprinkled throughout the evening, not the least of which stem from the design elements, ... , and notably, the crystal-clear sound design (credit the show's sound designer Sun Hee Kil and the Delacorte's 2022 sound system designer Daniel Lundberg).
THE SOUND OF SUFFRAGE
CREATING AN INNOVATIVE SOUND SYSTEM FOR THE MUSICAL SUFFS
(LIGHTING & SOUND AMERICA, JULY 2022)
July 21, 2022
Working in the Public’s Newman Theater—the same space that gave birth to A Chorus Line, Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk, and Hamilton, among others—Kil provided a design of crystal clarity.
THEATRE IN REVIEW: MISTER MISS AMERICA (ALL FOR ONE THEATRE AT RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATRE)
July 13, 2022
Sun Hee Kil's slyly amusing sound design includes a swelling pageant theme, applause, show announcements, and, of course, extensive lip-synching sequences.
WOMEN IN PRO AUDIO: SUN HEE KIL BY L-ACOUSTICS
April 28, 2022
“I love making art for people that they will enjoy or be moved by. When the audience watching one of the shows I’m working on cries or screams, it’s the best feeling ever. That’s when I’m the proudest of what I do— and why I do it. I think, If I could be born again, in the next life, I would do the same thing again.” – Sun Hee Kil
SUFFS, PRESENTED IN L-ISA HYPERREAL SOUND TECHNOLOGY BY L-ACOUSTICS, WILL BE AN IMMERSIVE AUDIO EXPERIENCE, ENVELOPING THE AUDIENCE AND PROVIDING A DEEPER CONNECTION TO THE PERFORMANCE.
March 1, 2022
Sound designer Sun Hee Kil said, "I am thrilled to bring this innovative technology, with its expanded realm of creativity for our sound team, to the production of Suffs, and to The Public's audiences."
THEATER MANIA REVIEW 'THE VISITOR'
November 4, 2021
Sullivan's production is sleek and polished: A brief sound cue (by Jessica Paz and Sun Hee Kil) immediately transports us to the Staten Island Ferry.
WORLD STAGE DESIGN 2022
PROFESSIONAL EXHIBITION SHORTLIST
October 14, 2021
Sun Hee Kil's Sound Design of The Brother Size was selected one of final sound design exhibition shortlist at World Stage Design 2022, Calgary, Canada.
MUSIC IS ART, EIGHTH NOTE SESSION WITH SUN HEE KIL
December 18, 2020
For this week's episode, we are very honored to have Tony Award winning associate sound designer, educator, and general repository of all things audio-technical Sun Hee Kil join us in conservation.
In this episode, we discuss global perspectives via the compare and contrast of American and South Korean cultures, the development of immersive media as it pertains to A.I, virtual and augmented reality, and lastly the road to knowledge and how studying a little bit of everything can help you find your own way in this life.
Sunny would like to dedicate this interview to everyone's good health and safety. For more information on her extensive body of work, please check out her website at https://www.sunheekil.com/
TSDCA AUDIO DRAMA/PODCAST SUMMIT SESSION 7 – SUNY NEW PALTZ, THE PIONEER OF COLLEGE LIVE STREAMED STAGE READINGS – FROM HELL TO HEAVEN
December 4, 2020
SUNY New Paltz Theatre changed the department Main Stage Season to 10 staged readings for this academic year due to the pandemic.
Maintaining COVID-19 health & safety protocols but still trying to give the best experiences to our students, SUNY NP Theatre is live streaming stage readings over YouTube live.
Panelists Sunny Kil (Sound Professor at SUNY NP), Natalie Houle (Sound student at SUNY NP) and Dan Gonko (Freelancer Audio Engineer in daily life but hired as Technical Supervisor/Broadcasting engineer by SUNY NP Theatre) will share how they prepared, ran, lost and achieved their sound design from this semester
SUN HEE KIL
NYC BASED THEATRE SOUND DESIGNER/PROFESSOR, FROM SOUTH KOREA
September 15, 2020
NC State's University Theatre hosts a series of conversations with professional theatre makers who speak about their work, their industry, and their journey in the arts.
ONLINE THIS WEEK: THEATRE YOU CAN CLICK ON (AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE)
August 11, 2020
Corkscrew Theater Festival is a fairly young new-play fest—this year is just the fourth iteration of this indie Off-Off-Broadway effort—but this year, for Corkscrew 4.0, they’ve upped their game with interactive online experiences based on plays they planned to produce at this summer’s festival. So now through Aug. 23, you can sample the puzzlement of Bloom Bloom Pow, a darkly comic, biodegradable choose-your-own-adventure through the depths of the world’s bodies of water, from the team of Genevieve Simon, Katherine Wilkinson, and Sun Hee Kil
THE ROSE TATTOO IS POWERED BY MEYER SOUND SYSTEM.
(MEYER SOUND LINKEDLN)
November 28, 2019
The sound team for The Rose Tattoo with Patton, Ward, and Kil also served as the sound team for the 2019 Tony Award winner "Choir Boy" for "Best Sound." In addition to freelance sound design, Brad Ward is a Senior Associate at Auerbach Pollock Friedlander and Sun Hee Kil is Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz.
TIMAX CREATES NATURAL SOUND FOR THE ROSE TATTOO
(LIGHTING & SOUND INTERNATIONAL ONLINE)
November 19, 2019
The audio creative team included Sun Hee Kil, also associate sound designer, working with sound designer and composer Fitz Patton. This same sound team won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Sound for a Play, for Choir Boy on Broadway.
(AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE)
July 2, 2019
Whether you learn at school or on the job, success as a sound design doesn’t follow an easy track.
Four sound design professors talk about Aural Learning; David Budries (YALE), Victoria Deiorio (DePaul), Sunny Kil (SUNY New Paltz), & Jeremy Lee (former CCM).
THEATRE PROFESSOR WINS TONY AWARD FOR “CHOIR BOY” SOUND DESIGN
(SUNY NEW PALTZ NEWS)
June 14, 2019
Department of Theatre Arts Assistant Professor Sun Hee Kil fulfilled a lifelong goal when she attended the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9, and her dreams were taken to the next level when she got to join her colleagues on stage to accept an award.
2019 TONY AWARDS: BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY - FITZ PATTON (CHOIR BOY)
June 9, 2019
Fitz Patton accepts the Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play presented during the Creative Arts Awards portion of the 2019 Tony Awards ceremony for Choir Boy with his associates Brad Ward & Sunny Kil.
US PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER
June 6~16, 2019
Sound designers Brad Ward and Sun Hee Kill’s sound design for The Brooklyn Gaze is a part of the US exhibit to the Prague Quadrennial 2019. Sunny and Brad are honored to have their work selected as one of 51 designs selected to represent the “best of theatre design from the U.S. over the past four years.”
Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ), the largest performance design event in the world. The 14th PQ will take place June 6-16, 2019, in Prague. The PQ is often described as the Olympics or world’s fair for performance designers. It brings together designers, directors, students, and general public, the PQ provides an unprecedented exchange of ideas that goes beyond the narrow confines of theatrical design and style.
STORMING ELSINORE: THE THEATRE OF BELLE EPOQUE COMES TO LIFE IN BERNHARDT/HAMLET
(LIGHTING & SOUND MAGAZINE)
Fitz Patton provided the production’s incidental music, which pulsed with urgency; he also designed the sound system, working with associate designers Bradlee Ward and Sun Hee Kil (known to her colleagues as Sunny).
BALTIMORE SOFTWARE COMPANY MAKES IT TO THE OLYMPICS
(THE DAILY RECORD)
February 13, 2018
Baltimore software company Figure 53 won a gold medal of its own in Pyeongchang, South Korea, last week when its QLab software was used for audio playback during the opening ceremonies.
The company shared the news it had been used for the ceremonies on Twitter Monday night, with some pictures taken by Sun Hee “Sunny” Kil, the ceremony’s associate sound designer.
NEW PALTZ PROFESSOR HELPS SHAPE WINTER OLYMPICS' SOUND
February 2, 2018
Six thousand miles away from her job teaching at SUNY New Paltz, South Korea native Sun Hee Kil has been working as the associate sound designer for the Opening and Closing ceremonies for almost two months.
NEW PALTZ PROFESSOR HEADS TO WINTER OLYMPICS
(NEW PALTZ ORACLE)
February 1, 2018
This year’s Winter Olympic Games will have a taste of SUNY New Paltz talent.
Assistant theatre professor Sun Hee Kil will act as associate sound designer for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
SUNY NEW PALTZ PROFESSOR WORKING ON OLYMPIC SOUND SYSTEM
(HUDSON VALLEY ONE)
January 29, 2018
Gardiner resident Sun Hee Kil, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz, will serve as assistant sound designer for the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
SUNY NEW PALTZ PROFESSOR GETS GIG AT WINTER OLYMPICS IN SO. KOREA
January 21, 2018
SUNY New Paltz assistant professor and sound designer Sun-Hee Kil is in South Korea preparing to work on the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang from Feb. 9-25.
DESIGNING THE SOUND OF THE OLYMPICS
January 14, 2018
This year, Sun Hee Kil, a South Korea native and sound professor at SUNY New Paltz, influenced that sound design. As the associate sound designer for the 2018 opening and closing ceremonies, she played a critical role in creating an immersive experience for audiences in Pyeongchang and across the world.
THEATRE PROFESSOR PREPS FOR ROLE AS 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS SOUND DESIGNER
(SUNY NEW PALTZ NEWS)
January 11, 2018
Sun Hee Kil, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, will serve as associate sound designer for the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
TSDCA INTERVIEW WITH SUN HEE KIL
July 16, 2016
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INTERVIEW: SUN HEE KIL
(THEATRE SOUND DESIGNERS & COMPOSERS ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER)
March 16, 2016
Sound Designer Sun Hee (Sunny) Kil, originally from South Korea, is celebrating her tenth year in the United States! First earning an MFA in sound design at the University of Cinncinnati, College Conservatory of Music, she then spent five years on the faculty of the University of Central Oklahoma. In 2014 she was appointed assistant professor, Department of Theatre Arts, at SUNY New Paltz.