Sound Design is one of the youngest fields in theatre, second only to the use of projection and other multimedia displays. Sound Design is the craft and process of creating a full sound scape for a production including dialogue, ambience, sound effects, Foley and music. This is done by using audio production techniques and tools. Sound design can also involve performing and editing of previously composed or recorded audio, such as sound effects and dialogue for the purposes of the medium, but it can also involve creating sounds from scratch through particular methods.
What is Sound Design in Theatre
Theatre sound design is everything to do with audio in a theatre production. That will include sourcing all the sound equipment and sound effects to sitting with the director and produce to get the feel of the show.
A sound designer is one who practices sound design.