Sean Savoie

Sean Savoie

Teaching Professor of Design-Technical Theater
Coordinator of Design-Technical Theater Program
research interests:
  • Lighting Design
  • Production Management

contact info:

office hours:

  • By Appointment

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Sean M. Savoie is the resident lighting designer,  production manager, and design coordinator at Washington University in St. Louis.

Sean currently serves as Senior Lecturer and resident Lighting Designer / Production Manager / Design Coordinator at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his BFA in Lighting Design from the University of Southern Mississippi and his MFA from the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music (CCM) in Lighting Design and Technology.

Sean was the Production Manager for the Muny in Forest Park from 2008-2011 and currently holds the same position for the St. Louis Variety Children’s Theatre and also for Union Ave Opera.

Selected regional lighting design credits include: Stages St. Louis, The St. Louis Black Rep, HotCity Theatre (including the Kevin Kline Award nominated Neighborhood 3), Shakespeare in the Streets, Union Ave Opera (Streetcar Named Desire), Winter Opera St. Louis (Resident Designer), St. Louis Shakespeare, Insight Theatre, Upstream Theatre, Wayside Theatre, Shenandoah University, Theatre West Virginia, Tsunami Theatre Company in Washington, DC, New York Chinese Cultural Center, Portland Opera (Associate & Assistant Designer), Know Theatre (including award winning designs for See What I Wanna See & Eurydice), Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati Opera (Assistant Designer), and Rising Stars Opera in Rising Sun, IN.

Sean is the very proud recipient of the 2009 United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Rising Star Award and the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award from CCM. He is also a proud member of the designers union United Scenic Artists Local 829 and continues to be very active in USITT. Recently Sean was a guest speaker at the Entertainment Technology New Zealand (ETNZ) conference in Wellington, New Zealand.