The Arizona Theatre Company is dedicating the 2019-20 season to the memory of Brian Jerome Peterson, who designed sound for more than 90 ATC productions during a 34-year tenure with the company.
Mr. Peterson passed away last week after a battle with cancer.
“We are deeply saddened by Brian’s passing and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and those who he touched during an incredibly creative career,” said ATC Artistic Director Sean Daniels in a prepared statement.
“His memory will certainly live on through his legacy of excellence and the joy he brought to so many people over the years, and we can think of no greater way to honor them than to dedicate the season to him.”
In addition to his work at ATC, Mr. Peterson’s designs have been heard on many stages at many theatres across the nation.
During Mr. Peterson’s tenure his talent touched countless productions most notably winning an ariZoni Award for his sound design for The Mystery of Irma Vep. This spring, he was selected as an Arts Hero award through ON Media for his contributions to the Arts in Arizona.
“Thank you, Brian, for all the beautiful noise you brought to us all,” said ATC Patron Data and Services Manager Ron May, who also is artistic director at Stray Cat Theatre.