Thomas Dixon is a Chicago-based theatrical sound designer and composer. Born in Minneapolis and raised in rural Wisconsin, Thomas attended Interlochen Arts Academy in northern Michigan, where he studied acting. He then went on to Northwestern University in Evanston, intending to continue his acting training. In his third year, he took a sound design course and realized that his future lay not on stage but off. After graduating from Northwestern, Thomas moved into Chicago and began his professional sound design career. He has been fortunate enough to work with many great people and companies since then, collaborating with up-and-coming directors such as Joanie Schultz, Jonathan Berry, and Robin Witt. He has designed plays for companies as diverse as Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, Strawdog, Next, About Face, and Steep, where he is proud to be an artistic associate. Thomas was nominated for a Jeff Award in 2012 for his design of Theatre Mir's The Sea, and in the same year, he was the recipient of the Michael Phillipi Award for Best Emerging Designer at the Merritt Awards. Thomas' interest and creativity is sparked by bold, unusual theatre that isn't afraid to take chances and present audiences with something they've never seen or heard before– theatre that expands the boundaries of technical possibility and the realm of imagination.