Wireless Microphones for ActorsProject led by Athenian Berean Community Players (aka ABC Players)
About the project.
Anyone who has been to a theatrical performance in which only those in the front rows could hear clearly the clever lines being delivered by the actors will appreciate the improvement provided by good sound amplification equipment. ABC Players plans to acquire twelve microphones to use with wireless transmitting/receiving equipment previously purchased through a grant from the Nelsonville Community Foundation Fund in partnership with a grant from FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund.
Without microphones, the transmitting/receiving equipment is mute. The microphones are “body mics,” designed to be hidden in an actor’s hair or clothing. Because the method of attachment may need to vary depending on costumes and actors, we shall purchase a couple of different styles. Body-worn microphones are especially helpful in bringing voices of children and the elderly up to a level that matches the rest of the cast and can be heard clearly in every seat in the house.
Photo courtesy of Morristowne Photography
FAO staff comments.
This project is for last dollars for a previously partially funded ABC Players project. ABC Players supports thespians of all ages as they perform for Nelsonville and surrounding communities.
The COVID 19 pandemic has been especially hard on arts organizations as they have struggled to once again take center stage. Dollars to support the Twelve Microphones project will provide a professional level experience for actors of all ages and experience levels while being reused for multiple performances.
A volunteer-led and run organization, ABC Players is a community staple in Athens County.