Thomas has produced, and participated in theatre workshops in the United States, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hungary, Russia, Great Britian, Turkey, and Spain. With his award- winning multi-disciplinary company, theatre fofo, he has devised, staged, and participated in festivals around the world. He has been a guest artist at the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab West, in Los Angeles, California, sharing his innovative theatre philosophy and techniques. For nearly two decades, he has worked with cultural and social service organizations, to bring arts-based literacy training, artist- mentored playwriting workshops, and professional presentations of the work to marginalized and disadvantaged youth and their communities throughout North America. He has implemented and led artist- mentored theatre workshops in juvenile detention centers, drug rehabilitation facilities, alternative schools, and orphanages. Over the past decade, he has expanded MAPP’s Young Native Playwrights Initiative, to include over a dozen Reservation and Urban Native communities throughout the United States and Canada. More recently, he has worked with human rights and social justice organizations to introduce multicultural programming with international refugee, Native American, Latin American, LGBT, and Euro- American participants. As a public speaker, he specializes in cross cultural dialogue and the importance of arts education for all.
I am a published author, a professional playwright, and have traveled throughout the world lecturing on creative education, innovation and creative thinking, arts based literacy, and cross cultural dialogue.
I have developed and implemented theatre and writing programs and lesson plans that help the student find her or his voice and learn the fundamental tools necessary to scriptwriting for film, television, and theatre.
Innovative thinking is a necessary yet often overlooked resource in our current education system. I guarantee my methods will give students an opportunity to learn to think for themselves, and to learn writing and public speaking skills which will serve them in their higher educational pursuits. Thomas has produced, and participated in theatre workshops in the United States, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hungary, Russia, Great Britian, Turkey, and Spain. With his award- winning multi-disciplinary company, theatre fofo, he has devised, staged, and participated in festivals around the world. He has been a guest artist at the Lincoln Center
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I am a professional writer and theatre artist. This gives me a different perspective on the use of language and communication skills. I have taught and worked with ESL and ELL students from all over the world, using standard teaching methods. I also use unique and fun techniques I have developed as a teaching artist that can help a student use the language more confidently in conversation.
I studied theatre and film acting at the University of Southern California. I have worked in the film industry as an actor (AFTRA- SAG), director, writer and short film maker for over 30 years. My primary focus is scriptwriting. The innovative teaching method I have devised relates to writing plays, but can also be applied with some modifications to screenwriting.
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I am a professional writer and teaching artist. I have worked with young people for over 20 years providing arts based literacy training. My unique methods can help you achieve greater enjoyment and better comprehension. Reading should not be a chore!
I trained in a conservatory theatre program and in professional training programs for many years as an actor and playwright. I have continued to work internationally as a professional theatre director, actor, and playwright. I would be more than happy to submit my CV for perusal.
I have been a professional playwright and director for over 20 years. I also teach a unique playwriting course which teaches the basic structure and vocabulary necessary for writing scripts. I can help you to find your true voice and put it on the page.