faculty

Mitchell Thomas, M.F.A.

Professor of Theatre Arts
(805) 565-6187

Office Location

Porter Hall 111A

Specialization(s)

Acting, physical theatre, voice, speech, actor movement

 

Biography/Details

Mitchell Thomas graduated from Whitworth College and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program. He joined the Westmont faculty in 2004. An award-winning actor and director, he continues to act professionally on the local, national, and international stage. Recent international acting projects include productions in Macedonia, Beijing and London. He has won Indy awards for both acting in and directing local productions. His numerous acting credits include “Our Town” with the Santa Barbara Theatre, “The Memory of Water” opposite Stephanie Zimbalist with the Ensemble Theatre Company, and “Othello” and “Measure for Measure” directed by Lilia Abedjieva of the Bulgarian National Theatre. He has performed with the South Coast Repertory Theatre, A Noise Within, the Pasadena Playhouse, Circle X, Blank Theatre Company, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Interplayers, and PCPA Theaterfest. He is a member of Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. He won the 2008 Arlin G. Meyer Prize for his innovative direction of Erik Ehn’s The Saint Plays. He has created or commissioned more than 30 original full-length and short works. His residencies include Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies (2012) and the Actor’s Center in New York City (2008 and 2010).