About Mackenzie (she/her)

I am an audio engineer based out of Richmond, VA, and a proud member of IATSE.


I am currently in sunny southern California, mixing "Prelude to a Kiss" the Musical - having its world premiere at South Coast Rep.


I can otherwise be found freelancing in and around RVA or wherever else I'm called to. 


Available for local or remote work, very willing to travel and open to last minute coverage situations as needed!





Other CreditsI previously toured North America as Head Audio for "SIX" (Aragon), "Dear Evan Hansen" and "Something Rotten" First National Tours and "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" First and Second National Tours. I have mixed regional productions of "Miss Saigon", "Mamma Mia", and my personal favorite "Silence! the Musical" among others. While musical theatre is my first love and biggest passion, I also have experience mixing plays with cinematic underscoring; musical genres including pop, rock, jazz, metal, and hip hop (FOH and Monitors); and comedy/spoken performance. 


Education: I have a BFA in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University where I focused on Sound and Technical Direction, and an Associate's of Applied Business in Accounting from Eastern Gateway Community College, which I completed during the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown.


Amplify: Broadway, the touring world, and the theatre industry at large have much work to do in making our workplaces diverse, equitable, and inclusive toward people of marginalized genders, racial and ethnic identities, abilities, and LGBTQ+ identity. There is a tab on this website where I have compiled resources toward understanding and improving these dynamics. My intention is to use whatever traffic my small personal website garners to point people towards these resources and do my part to amplify the projects and initiatives that will make my community better.



Please feel free to contact me at  ellismtech@gmail.com  for professional inquiries. Students and young professionals interested in shadowing a mix are especially encouraged.