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Tom Halsey

Technical Director of Theatre and Dance

Teaching Area(s)

Theatre / Dance


  • BS, Biology, Principia College


"I enjoy working with students, sharing my love of building and creating. I find it especially rewarding to help students learn and master new skills."

Tom Halsey comes to the Theatre and Dance Department with more than 25 years of experience as a general contractor and carpenter. As the department's technical director, he builds sets for productions and assists in teaching technical theatre courses.

Scholarly Interests

  • Historic restoration and renovation
  • Treehouse construction
  • Set building
  • Designing and building Escape Rooms 

Contributions to Field

  • Renovation on numerous historic structures throughout California, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia
  • Set and prop construction for various theatre companies