Artist Profiles

Rick Sims

Rick Sims has composed and designed sound for numerous Chicago area theatres such as Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Congo Square Theatre, Writers Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Griffin Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Hypocrites, The House Theatre, Court Theatre, American Theater Company, Victory Gardens Theater, Raven Theatre, Steep Theatre, Northlight Theatre and About Face Theatre. Out of town credits include The Getty, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Actors Theatre of Louisville and Portland Playhouse. Rick has won a Jeff Award for sound design for Moby Dick and Hepheastus (Lookingglass Theatre Company) and a BTAA award for Brothers of the Dust (Congo Square Theatre). Rick is an artistic associate of Lookingglass Theatre Company, an artistic affiliate with American Blues Theatre and an associate designer with Aria Music Designs (Ray Nardelli and Josh Horvath). Rick also wrote the book, music and lyrics for Lookingglass’ Hillbilly Antigone.