Sean Dillon

Last updated

August 12, 2019
 

Biography

Sean Dillon is a Twin Cities-based theater maker, an improviser and improv teacher and director, the founder of dark theater company Oncoming Productions, and the Managing Director of HUGE Improv Theater. He also acts for film and commercials, and is the world's unlikeliest hand model. His especial areas of performance interest include stage horror, high physicality, multi-character performance, devised work, and anything that puts him in contact with new people, voices, and perspectives in the theater.

Résumé

SELECT CREDITS:

UPCOMING:

October 24 - November 3:
Geminae at the Twin Cities Horror Festival
The return of the 2018 Fringe Hit, revised and revamped. When a routine orbital mission goes awry, an astronaut in space and her sister at mission control discover just how unbreakable their sisterly bond truly is.

Wednesdays in September and October:
DillyDallHaus at HUGE Theater
Sean Dillon and Michael DallaValle are Dilly Dally, and they improvise nuanced, heartfelt monoscenes. Becky Hauser and Michael DallaValle are DallHaus, and they perform manic, outlandish montages of short scenes. DillyDallHaus is both of those shows being performed on the same stage at the same time.

Stage (representative):

Michael Rogers Productions, MN
CHORUS (The Choir Director) - dir. Michael Rogers

Oncoming Productions, MN
Geminae (Howard Boyle) - dir. Becky Hauser
Dread the Halls: Holiday Spirits (Jackson Morris) - dir. Victoria Pyan
Promiscuous Fiction (Various) - dir. Sean Dillon

History Theater, MN
Watermelon Hill (All the men) - dir. Anya Kremenetsky

Savage Umbrella  (The Umbrella Collective), MN
Penelope (Peisander) - dir. Laura Leffler-McCabe

Campbell Productions, MN 
Failure: A Love Story (John N. Fail) - dir. Josh Campbell

Actors Theatre of Minnesota
Princess Diana, the Musical (Prince Charles) - dir. Ross Young

Playwrights Center, MN
Various

Lincoln Center Institute/Aquila Theatre Company, NY
Twelfth Night (Feste) - dir. Robert Richmond

Smith Street Stage, NY
Romeo & Juliet (Nurse) - dir. Robert Sublett

Cape Rep Theatre, MA
The Woman in Black (Arthur Kipps) - dir. Damien Baldet
Beauty Queen of Leenane (Pato) - dir. Victoria E. Flores
Stones in His Pockets (Jake, etc) - dir. Steve Reynolds
Into the West - Tir Na N'Og (Pa, etc) - dir. Noel Carmichael
Side Show (The Boss) - dir. Noel Carmichael
Sunday in the Park with George (Franz/Dennis) - dir. Art Devine

Improv:
HUGE Theater, Long-form Improv instructor and performer
Performing with numerous groups, including Attenborough, DillyDallHaus, Bummertown, Foul Play, Yes Anderson, Poivre, and Neutrino MN

Film:
The Wackness (Sundance Award-winner, 2008)(Gruden) - dir. Jonathan Levine
A Cheerful Heart (Dave) - dir. Tom WIlliams for the Mayo Clinic

EDUCATION & TRAINING
New York University: BFA in Acting
Stella Adler Studio of Acting, NY: 4-Year Training Program
Amnesia Wars Productions: Long-form improvisation
Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London: Shakespeare Intensive
Brave New Workshop Improv Performance Track

OTHER
HUGE Improv Theater
- Managing Director
Oncoming Productions - Founder and Creative Director, frequent writer and producer
     - Geminae, 2018/19
     - Five Fifths of Mary Poppins, 2018
     - Dread the Halls, 2018
     - The Last Bombardment, 2017
     - Oncoming Productions Ruins Christmas, 2017
     - The Deep Dark, 2016

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