Seamus M. Bourne
is a native of Tenafly, NJ by way of Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY. After graduating in 2005 from UNC Wilmington with a BA in Theatre, Seamus stayed in Wilmington and worked with several community theatre companies while also working at Scenic Asylum, a large-scale scene shop, as a draftsman and carpenter. In 2006 he moved to Bloomington, IN to attend Indiana University to pursue an MFA in Scenic Design. After grad school in 2009 Seamus moved to the Atlanta area and started working with several professional theatre companies. In 2015 Seamus joined United Scenic Artists, Local 829, the labor union representing professional designers and craftspeople.
2012 brought some changes, with the closing of Theatre in the Square, Seamus began teaching design, technology and stage management at Berry College in Northwest Georgia. That great ride came to an end in 2018 and though he no longer teaches, Seamus still works as a freelance designer and lives in the Atlanta area with his family.
Metro Atlanta theatre goers may have seen his work on the stages of Actor’s Express, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Aurora Theatre, The Center for Puppetry Arts, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Theatrical Outfit and the late Theatre in the Square. Regionally, Seamus has designed at theatres in Kearney, NE; Richmond, VA; Sullivan, IL; and Tulsa, OK.
In addition to theatre and in his ample “spare time” he enjoys cooking, listening to music on vinyl, photography, reading, and traveling.