University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Christopher J. Guse

Christopher GuseAssistant Professor, Scenic and Audio Production
BFA UW-Milwaukee

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Chris Guse has designed sound and provided technical direction for over 30 productions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Recent favorites include sound for “Lysistrata”, ”Laughing Stock," "Ruined," "Blood Weddings," "Sins of Sor Juana" and "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.”. Other recent sound design projects include "Lend me a Tenor," "October," "Before I was Born," "Collected Stories," "Heroes," "Jeeves Intervenes”, "Duet for One”,  and sound and video for “Master Class” and ”The Detective's Wife" with the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.  Chris designed and created the environment and multimedia production content for Kohl’s Wild Theatre’s “The Congo Code”, which won a 2015 Milwaukee Business Journal Eureka Award.  He worked with Uprooted/Renaissance Theaterworks creating the sound designs for "Neat" and "Crumbs From the Table of Joy" with and with the site specific Youngblood Theatre Company creating the sound design for ”The Flu Season". Chris composed and performed original music in conjunction with sound design for UWM's productions of "Oedipus Rex”, "Mr. Melancholy”, “1001", "Einstein's Dreams" and "From These Green Heights”; the last three yielding specially mixed mastered LP length publications (Digital Download/Compact Disc).  Other related work includes assisting R.H. Graham on the scenic design for Milwaukee Ballet's "La Bohéme" and "Peter Pan" and designing and building the mobile sound infrastructure for the Kohl's Wild Theatre. An associate professor at UWM, Chris is a certified online instructor, teaching in the areas of sound design/technology, multimedia arts, computer drafting and technical direction.