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Magic Fruit: Meet the Magic Makers- The Sound Designer

Meet the “Magic Makers” behind the creation of Cornerstone’s upcoming production of “Magic Fruit”. We are thrilled to bring together this award-winning creative team to envision, design and produce the futuristic alternate reality that is “Magic Fruit”. This article is part of a series giving you a glimpse in to who these Magic Makers are. We asked each of the nine members from our Creative Team the same four questions. In the next several weeks, we will share those responses with you. 

Meet the Sound Designer: John Nobori

What are 3 words that describe you?

“Plucky, Unflappable, Generous.”

“This was provided by Cheryl Rizzo, the production manager at Boston Court, which is one of my favorite places to work, along with Cornerstone.  Cheryl embodies a wonderful combination of warm-heartedness and no-nonsense that makes her great at her job and a great human being in general.”

What is your connection to Cornerstone?

“I learned about Cornerstone Theater Company’s mission statement as a student in college, and was immediately drawn to the ideals of the company. I went on to become a student of the first Cornerstone Institute in Lost Hills in 2004. Since then, I have had the privilege of being involved in many Cornerstone Theater Company productions and continue to admire the work of the company.”

Why Magic Fruit?

“Cornerstone’s Hunger Cycle has touched upon many different communities, many who seem to have little in common on the surface. Finding connecting themes across disparate communities is an enlightening aspect of Cornerstone bridge shows.”

What do you hope the audience takes away from their experience? 

“I hope that audience members who see Magic Fruit come away with a feeling of empowerment and an urgent desire to act.”


John Nobori is a California-based sound designer and composer.  His work has been heard in plays produced by such organizations as South Coast Repertory, The Getty Villa, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  Other recent credits include The Lewis Family Playhouse’s production of The Secret Garden and The Theatre @ Boston Court’s production of Love and a Major Organ. He has been nominated for several awards for excellence in sound design, and is the recent recipient of an Ovation Award for his work on The Golden Dragon at The Theatre @ Boston Court. John is also an alumnus of the first Cornerstone Institute in Lost Hills.  BA University of California, Irvine.

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