Tom Burgess

Tom Burgess

Title: Instructor Department: Theatre

Office: F 1246 Phone: 952-358-8881


MFA in Design (University of Minnesota)

Teaching at Normandale

(11 years) Introduction to Theatre, Introduction to Cinema, Drawing and Rendering, Basic Design, Lighting and Sound, Stage Craft, Technical Theatre Practicum

Productions at Normandale

Technical Director of over 40 productions. Scenic and lighting design for various productions.

Activities Outside of Normandale:

Freelance designer and technical director.


Tom has worked with the Guthrie Theater as a properties artisan as well as set designing productions for the Guthrie/BFA program and the Guthrie Experience. He also has worked as a properties master and assistant scenic designer for a number of Penumbra Theatre's productions.  Most recently, he has stage managed for A Prairie Home Companion's Norway/Scotland cruise as well as designing scenery, lights, and technical directing many Normandale productions.