Sean Crowley

Sean Crowley

Sean Crowley has worked across the design spectrum in film, opera, theatre and television. He has been Wales’ most prolific theatre designer over the past 11 years, designing over 150 productions for companies across Wales, the UK and Europe. Sean became Head of Design at RWCMD in 1999 and is also the College’s Director of Drama.

Sean is the Chair of the Society of British Theatre Designers and was Project Leader for World Stage Design, held at the College in September 2013. He has been a member of the Linbury Prize committee since 2002, and was Chair of the Association of Theatre Design Courses UK for nine years.

In 2007, Sean was Project Leader and Co-Designer for the Prague Quadrennial Scenofest – an international festival of design and performance attracting some 30,000 visitors with over 5000 active participants. Sean was made an Honorary Fellow of the College in July 2007 and was appointed as an Associate Director at the Torch Theatre in 2010. In March 2011, he was the Exhibition Designer for the Society of British Theatre Designers national exhibition, Transformation & Revelation. As the Project Leader for World Stage Design 2013 he helped bring 13,000 exhibitors, practitioners and visitors to Cardiff – http://www.wsd2013.com/.  In 2013, Sean was elected onto the OISTAT executive committee and won the Inspire Wales Arts and Culture award. In 2016, Sean was presented with an honorary doctorate from Swansea University.

He continues to pursue a balance as an educator and practitioner, allowing both activities to inform his practice in each area. His ultimate aspiration is to develop future generations of performance practitioners with a flexibility in their philosophy, a positive approach to problem resolution and an advanced skill set.