About Me

Hi! My name is Joey and I am super passionate about all things auditory! I love the ways in which music and sound can evoke emotion, tell a story, transport us to different places, and create very immersive experiences.

I have many years of professional experience mixing and recording audio, designing sound, and composing music. My work has been featured in theatre, film, concerts, dance shows, podcasts, and escape room games. I have designed sound for over fifty professional theatrical productions with more than thirty different directors and have received several awards for my work.

I've been writing music and creating sound since I was a kid and have always remained curious and fascinated by sound and the many ways in which it can be created, captured, and sculpted. I'm always exploring and experimenting with unique techniques and new technologies to record and design sound. I received my degree in Organization and Innovation Management from Colorado State University and I'm always striving to innovate and help foster and support innovation and creativity.

I am very enthusiastic about producing original work and collaborating with others to bring imagination and artistic vision to fruition. I would love the opportunity to work with you on your next project! 

Please send me a message if you are interested in working with me or have any questions.

My Services

Sound Design

Music Composition

Audio Engineering and Live Sound Mixing/Recording

Field Recording and Location Sound Recording

3D Sound Production / Binaural Audio Recording

Voiceover Recording and Performance

Audio Mixing, Mastering, Editing and Repair

Sound Consulting and Training

Photo by Chelsea Burke


2013 Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

A Bright New Boise, Firehouse Theatre

2014 Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Cabaret, Richmond Triangle Players

2015 Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Psycho Beach Party, Richmond Triangle Players

2017 Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design - Musical

The Toxic Avenger, 5th Wall Theatre

2019 Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design - Musical

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, TheatreLAB

2022 Richmond Theatre Community Circle Award

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design - Play

Small Mouth Sounds, Cadence Theatre/Virginia Rep

2023 Richmond Theatre Community Circle Award

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design - Play

After December, Virginia Rep

Photo by Capture Photography


“The collaborative nature of Luck and Foster’s creative relationship is unmistakable as each moment, both musically and physically, is brilliantly accentuated.” [LEVITATE, Starr Foster Dance Project]

— Rebecca A. Ferrell, RVA Magazine

"Joey Luck's sound design is also a marvel; through micing his actors, balancing the vocals and adding an occasional dash of reverb, we get an astonishingly clear mix even in the echo-prone brick walls of a basement theater." [Sweeney Todd, TheatreLAB]

— Rich Griset, Style Weekly

“The real stars of CHAD DEITY, though, are the audio and visual effects by Joey Luck and Ben Burke. Luck's sound design infuses great sound effects and original music, and Burke's videos highlight the farcical nature of wrestling.” [The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Firehouse Theatre]

— Jeremy Bustin, Broadway World

“Joey Luck is a sound wizard who can apparently cause magic to appear wherever he goes.” [The Boy from Oz, Richmond Triangle Players]

— John Porter, WCVE

"One can only imagine the creative and collaborative process that occurred between director Rick Hammerly, designers Tennessee Dixon, BJ Wilkinson, and Joey Luck, and the cast members... The result was one of the most amazing and delightfully surprising evenings I’ve spent in the theater – ever." [After December, Virginia Repertory Theatre]

— Julinda Lewis, RVArt Review

"Joey Luck's sound design, Michael Jarett's angry, piercing lighting and Ruth Hedberg's appropriately gloomy costumes all help TheatreLAB give 'Todd' the big-league treatment even in The Basement's intimate space." [Sweeney Todd, TheatreLAB]

— Tony Farrell, Richmond Times-Dispatch

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"Joey Luck created the sound design with his usual impeccable touch" [Hand to God, 5th Wall Theatre/TheatreLAB]

 — Julinda Lewis, RVArt Review

“Through echoes, smoke and other effects, sound designer Joey Luck, lighting designer Michael Jarett and set designer Joshua Bennett have colluded to create an otherworldly atmosphere. They remind us that, although Dickens’ tale leads to joy and redemption, it first portrays death and despair.” [Mister Dickens' Carol, Henley Street Theatre]

— Rich Griset, Style Weekly

“Michael Jarrett’s lighting design provides an added punch to silly moments, and, along with Joey Luck’s sound design, sets the tone for dreamy scenes and dark moments of despair... Each theatrical element complements the others, and all work in tandem to create an experience that is not to be missed..." [Urinetown: The Musical, TheatreLAB]

— Claire Boswell, Style Weekly

"Joey Luck’s sound design and original music are a definite highlight." [A Bright New Boise, Firehouse Theatre]

— John Porter, WCVE

"Sound and lights by Joey Luck and Michael Jarett respectively lived up to the level of excellence expected of these two - helping bring Polson's vision to life while remaining unobtrusively in the background." [Urinetown: The Musical, TheatreLAB]

— Julinda Lewis, RVArt Review

“Joey Luck’s terrific sound effects and original music and Benjamin Burke’s standout video—keep “Chad Deity” crackling” [The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Firehouse Theatre]

 — Tony Farrell, Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Joey Luck's bold sound design and Michael Jarett's vibrant lighting are critical aspects of creating an intensifying mood as the action plays out on Adam Dorland's set, a simple but nicely detailed evocation of a low-rent New York rehearsal space." [Venus in Fur, Yes And Theatrical Co. / TheatreLAB]

— David Timberline, Style Weekly

"These are five amazing singers, well served by Joey Luck’s great sound design, Starlet Knight’s hard-driving musical direction and Emily Dandridge’s humorous choreography." [Toxic Avenger, 5th Wall Theatre]

— Susie Haubenstock, Richmond Times-Dispatch

"The lighting, by Michael Jarett, the sound effects, by Joey Luck, the staging, and timing are positively on point." [Psycho Beach Party, Richmond Triangle Players]

— Jen Maciulewicz, gayrva.com

“Coupled with Michael Jarett’s moody lighting and Joey Luck’s sound design of a storm over the city and your body starts to ache with the atmosphere.” [Venus in Fur, Yes And Theatrical Co. / TheatreLAB]

— John Porter, WCVE 

“The actors' efforts are enhanced by Michael Jarett's lighting, Joey Luck's sound, and Kylie Clark's special effects. At the show's conclusion, the contributions of all three come together in an orgy of spectacle.” [Angels in America, Richmond Triangle Players]

— Rich Griset, Style Weekly

"Lighting by Michael Jarett included strobe effects and strands of LED lights, familiar Mario Brothers/Nintendo 64-era tunes infused the sound design by Joey Luck, and elaborate fight choreography by Emily Turner all enhanced the audience's overall immersive experience." [Level 4, TheatreLAB]

— Julinda Lewis, RVArt Review

"Joey Luck has created an immersive sound design that brings out the environment." [Small Mouth Sounds, Cadence Theatre]

— Jerry Williams, Sifter

"It’s to the credit of the Firehouse and director Gary C. Hopper that the production has a superbly appointed set designed by Phil Hayes, lovely lighting effects by Andrew Bonniwell, and a particularly adroit sound design by Joey Luck." [The Aliens, Firehouse Theatre]

— David Timberline, Style Weekly

"Joey Luck’s sound design is very good – not only giving us the sounds of the season, but some of the nicest sound effects around." [Psycho Beach Party, Richmond Triangle Players]

— John Porter, WCVE

"Joey Luck's sound design is also amazingly specific and precise" [Small Mouth Sounds, Cadence Theatre]

— Susan Haubenstock, Broadway World

"What really set this production apart from other versions were the inventive projections by Tennessee Dixon, very effective lighting by Michael Jarett, and dramatic sound designed by Joey Luck." [Mr. Dickens' Christmas Carol, Henley Street Theatre]

Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch

"The eight actors all boast strong voices (and Joey Luck's perfectly mixed sound makes every word count)." [Sondheim on Sondheim, Richmond Triangle Players]

— Jerry Williams, Richmond Magazine

"Technically, the show's elements conspire to give the feel of an old console game, including Dasia Gregg's teal circuit-board-themed set design, Michael Jarrett's pulsing lights and Joey Luck's superb sound design, which includes original mock-video game music." [Level 4, TheatreLAB]

 — Rich Griset, Style Weekly

"Starlet Knight, directing a five-piece band, and sound designer Joey Luck hammer home the musical’s flinty, insistent score without overwhelming the song lyrics or the vocalists in the close confines of The Basement." [Lizzie the Musical, 5th Wall Theatre]

— Tony Farrell, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Sound & Music Credits

Joey Luck - Sound Credits

Where my work has been heard

Crux Scenica
Firehouse Theatre
OB-Xscape Rooms
The Lincoln Center
Escape Again Rooms
Yes, And! Theatrical Co.
Escape Room Ashburn
Reason Studios
Starr Foster Dance
Symbology Escape Rooms
Union Colony Civic Center

Other Sites / Projects