Sean Devare

Sean Devare

Arthur Levitt, Jr. '52 Artist-in-Residence

'62 Center for Theatre & Dance


B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design (2012)
M.F.A. Sarah Lawrence College (2018)

Areas of Expertise

Sean Devare is a New York-based interdisciplinary performer, designer, musician, writer and director. His solo show ‘First Violin,’ premiered at HERE Arts Center and was later developed for Mabou Mines’ SUITE/Space fellowship. Sean’s performance work explores questions of cultural inheritance and hybridization through reinterpreting folklore and mythology via Asian diasporic artistic traditions, from mask-carving and shadow puppetry to Carnatic violin and physical theatre techniques. He has created original collaborative pieces with artists in Singapore, Ecuador, and Sicily, and performed in NYC at BAM, Signature, New Victory, Target Margin, La MaMa ETC and more. Sean also works as a freelance designer, with an emphasis on illustrated posters and puppet fabrication, the latter having been featured in Off Broadway and regional theaters (The Public, Theater Row, Flint Rep). Founding member of Trinacria Theatre Company and Associate Director with Kinding Sindaw. MFA Theatre, Sarah Lawrence College; BFA Illustration, RISD.