Sean Byrd

Sean Byrd

Title: Instructor Department: Theatre

Office: F 1219 Phone: 952-358-8854

Education

MFA in Acting (Western Illinois University) 

Teaching at Normandale

(15 years) Introduction to the Cinema, Introduction to Television, Acting I, Directing I, Theatre in the Twin Cities

Productions at Normandale

Recently, Noises Off, Circle Mirror Transformation, Dr. Seward's Dracula, Dead Man's Cell Phone, Red, All Shook Up, Known But to God (Invited Festival Production at Region V KCACTF), Working

Activities Outside of Normandale:

Freelance director, actor. Vice-Chair, National Playwriting Programs, 2014-15 & 15-16 Festival Coordinator & member of the Regional Selection Team - Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

Biographical:

Sean is on sabbatical for the 2017-2018 academic year and has been a member of the Theatre faculty since 2002.  In addition to his work at NCC, he is an active actor/director in the Twin Cities.  He has appeared on stage with such companies as 15 Head: A Theatre Lab, The Minnesota Shakespeare Project, Fifty Foot Penguin Theatre, Pig's Eye Theatre, Sandbox Theatre, Hardcover Theatre, Bloomington Civic Theatre, Yellow Tree Theatre, DalekoArts and Walking Shadow Theatre Company.  Sean recently directed All My Sons for Artistry at Bloomington Theatre and Arts Center, Violet for Yellow Tree Theatre and Stones in His Pockets for DalekoArts. Upcoming projects: String (Yellow Tree Theatre), Sam's Son (Bucket Brigade Theatre), Plaid Tidings (Lyric Arts), Middletown (DalekoArts) and Our Town (Duluth Playhouse).