Sean Leo

Undergraduate Discipline


Graduate Program

MFA Theatre Program

A media designer and creative producer for live performance, Sean Byrum Leo makes work that is deeply rooted in storytelling, that investigates the use of media as a performative tool, and that uses technology to explore minimalist spectacle. ​In addition to his practice as a designer, Leo has worked in New York City’s cultural sector for several years. He has produced festivals of exciting, genre-defying performances; managed venues and welcomed audiences all over New York; supported artists in the creation of new projects; and helped fill a hotel with bespoke murals in every room. SLC, 2020– 

Previous Courses


Media Design for Digital Performance

Open, Component—Year

This course will prepare students to create digital performances using multimedia tools. We will look at the creative applications of media design as it relates to video capture and digital presentation. Exploring a variety of digital workflows, students will gain hands-on experience and be prepared to problem-solve, troubleshoot, and creatively design for digital performances. By participating in this course, students will create a cohort of media-minded theatre makers, who are committed to working on productions and supporting their peers. This course will serve to mentor, troubleshoot and critically analyze theatrical design through the lens of digital performance. Students will be expected to work on season designs for productions or their own solo work. Students will be required to attend additional technical meetings/rehearsals and design productions over the course of the year.