PORNCHANOK KANCHANABANCA [NOK] is a Thai artist, sound designer, musician and composer.
Music has been a communication tool that Nok most familiar with since she started playing Thai musical instruments at the age of 6. She always feels confident when she uses this tool to express my feelings and thoughts. Her parent often took her to see many plays since she was young and that made her become theatre mania when she grew up.
In her third year at Chulalongkorn University, she was an apprentice for the Makharmpom Theatre Group in Bangkok Thailand; this gave her great chances to meet people in theatre society in Thailand. As a result, since she graduated with a degree in performing arts, she has got asked to be the musician for different kind of plays, with one group after another such as B-Floor, Makharmpom, Crescent moon, New Theatre Society, Babymine, etc. And this was her first time experienced in sound designing for theatre.
Recent productions include Skylight (McCarter Theater), Cymbeline (Yale Rep), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Steppenwolf), As you Like it (OSF), Be Here Now (Cincinnati Playhouse) Frontières sans Frontières (The Bushwick Starr). Nok has worked with theatre companies across the United States including Lincoln Center, Rattlestick, Geva Theatre and Milwaukee Repertory Theater, among many others. She has also collaborated with performing groups and theatre companies in Thailand including B-Floor Theatre, Babymime, Crescent Moon and Democrazy Theatre Studio since 2008. Nok graduated from the Yale School of Drama and is a member of the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Associate (TSDCA). www.wishnok-music.com