Sean Coyle is a Wellington based theatre designer and educator. He is a graduate of both Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and VCA Melbourne, has a Masters degree in art and design from AUT Auckland and a PhD from the University of Tasmania where he also worked as a lecturer within the theatre faculty. Sean was Head of School at the Pacific Institute of Performing Arts (PIPA) in Auckland for 12 years. From 2018 to 2021 Sean was Lecturer in Scenography at Victoria University of Wellington and has recently taken up the position of Head of Design and Arts Management at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. Previous designs for ATC include Paniora, Wheeler’s Luck, The Shape of Things, The Bellbird, Pollyhood in Mumuland and Sinarella.