Thom Weaver is a lighting designer originally from New Jersey and based in both New York and Philadelphia.
Thom Weaver's work has been seen at the The Public Theatre/NYSF, Roundabout Theatre Company, Signature Theater Company (NY), Primary Stages, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Curtis Institute, Milwaukee Rep, Huntington Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Cherry Lane, Portland Center Stage, Folger Theatre, Asolo Rep, CenterStage, Cal Shakes, Syracuse Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown, Delaware Theatre Company, Spoleto Festival, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and Yale Rep among many others.
His frequent collaborators include Kip Fagan, Joanna Settle, Matt Saunders, Whit McLaughlin and New Paradise Laboratories, Blanka Zizka at the Wilma Theater (where he artistic associate), Matt Pfeiffer, Teller, Aaron Posner, Terry Nolen, and James Ijames. His continued work with Pilobolus (Shadowland 2, Branches, and Echo in the Valley) can be seen currently touring the US and Europe.
He is the co-founder of Die-Cast with collaborator Brenna Geffers, a company dedicated to investigating new notions of immersive and original theatre in the context of non-traditional performance spaces. He is also a founding board member of Theatre Philadelphia, a community advocacy organization committed nurturing local theatre artists, fostering the creation of extraordinary work, and forging stronger connections between our art and audiences.
As artistic director for Flashpoint Theatre Company (2010-2015), he designed and produced the world premiers of slip/shot by Jacqueline Goldfinger (2 Barrymores including Best New Play), Run, Mourner, Run by Tarrell McCraney (Barrymore nom: Best New Play), The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington by James Ijames (6 Barrymore noms including Best New Play), The Fat Cat Killers by Adam Szymkowicz, The Bends by Megan Mostyn-Brown, and Hands Up by the New Black Fest (2 Barrymore nominations).
His designs have been nominated for 25 Barrymore Awards, winning in 2011 (In the Next Room), 2012 (Knives in Hens), 2014 (Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq), and in 2017 for his scenic design of The Seagull. He is also a Jeff Award Winner (The Tempest, 2016), a 4-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, and a 4-time AUDELCO Award nominee, winning for his work on Signature Theatre’s King Hedley II in 2007 and in 2014 for How I Learned What I Learned, also at the Signature .
He received his B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and his M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama.