We had the good fortune of connecting with Sean Boyd and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sean, what are you most proud of in terms of your business?
I am most proud of the people I have met and that have joined our mission along the way. The performing arts has been and always will be a collaborative field. Having met so many extraordinary collaborative artists has truly been a dream come true.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have been so lucky to have found my passion in Arts Education as early as I did. Right out of high school, I was cast in North Coast Rep’s Professional Theatre for Families program, During that time, I built a love for using theatre as an educational tool. While working in those shows, I was also hired by the La Mesa – Spring Valley School District’s Extended School Services to direct shows at a different school site every semester. Both of these experiences helped build my creative muscles, familiarize myself with student behavior and state learning standards, and develop an ongoing love and passion for Arts Education.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Of course, they’d have to come check out our home base: The Tenth Avenue Arts Center. The facility was recognized as one of the top ten most haunted theaters in the country; which is fun. After that, I’d love to take them to all the museums in Balboa Park. I love the different exhibits, and have always been a particular fan of the art exhibits. After, I’d take them to Lestat’s on Park Blvd, for a nice cup of coffee. And for lunch, a nice trip to The Mission in North Park. If they were here for breakfast, we’d be off to The Original Pancake House in either Kearny Mesa or Poway! I love the many food and drink options we have in San Diego. In fact, going out to these great restaurants is what I’m missing most during this quarantine.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are so many people who deserve a shout out, but for this purpose, I’d love to acknowledge both of my parents. My dad always said if I’m working in the arts, I need to be an entrepreneur. So, at age 18, still a Senior in High School, we went down to the City offices, and filed the paperwork to officially start Trinity Theatre Company. Eight years later, my dad still serves on our Board of Directors (as well as eight other extraordinary community members). My mom, meanwhile has been involved on the day-to-day end, as a remarkable volunteer. I have been very fortunate to have my parents so involved with this wild venture.