Dereks Thomas

AEA
Phone: (240) 888-5365
email: dereksthomas2000@gmail.com

Height: 6’1″
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black (Bald)
Vocal Range: Baritenor

Theatre

The Imaginary Invalid Beralde Moscow Art Theatre/ American Studio
The Lily’s Revenge Tulip American Repertory Theater
The Light Princess King American Repertory Theater
The Donkey Show Rico Suave American Repertory Theater/ Oberon
Passing Strange Reverend Jones The Studio Theatre
The Day John Henry Came to School John Henry Imagination Stage
George & Martha Dog Imagination Stage
Final Cut Ensemble ART/MXAT Institute
The 4th Graders Present An Unnamed Love-Suicide Johnny ART/MXAT Institute
Twelfth Night (May 2014) TBD ART/MXAT Institute
F*cking A Monster (u/s) The Studio Theatre
Superior Donuts (Helen Hayes nom.) Officer James Bailey (u/s) The Studio Theatre
In The Red And Brown Water Shango (u/s) The Studio Theatre
Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet Oshoosi Size/ Shua (u/s) The Studio Theatre
Improv Troupe, “The Lodge” Member Washington Improv Theater

Film

Industrial: Global Warming (PSA) Lead Dedalus Moving Pictures
Industrial: Customer Needs Supporting IRS Television
Fat City Supporting Howard University Film
Disorganized Crime Supporting American University Film

Selected Readings

Betty’s Wish Sam Morgan The Kennedy Center: ‘Page-to-Stage Fest’
All Our Tragic Ajax/ Kreon American Repertory Theater
Shelter Preacher Man/ Big John The Huntington Theatre Company

Education

MFA: Acting American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, 2014
Business Degree The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina

Training

Acting: Scott Zigler, Igor Zolotovizkiy, Sergei Zemtsov, Marcus Stern, Thomas Derrah – ART/MXAT Joy Zinoman, Nancy Paris – Studio Theatre Conservatory
Shakespeare: David Hammond – ART/MXAT, David Muse – Shakespeare Theatre Co.
On Camera: Sam Weisman, Patrick Ruth, Micheala Rosen – ART/MXAT
Voice Speech: Nancy Houfek, Jane Guyer – Fujita – ART/MXAT, Denise Diggs – Studio Theatre Conservatory
Movement/Dance: Jodi Leigh Allen, Vladimir Sazhin, Natalia Fedorova – ART/MXAT, Colette Yglesias, Catherine Eliot – Studio Theatre Conservatory
Singing: Pamela Murray, Donna Ames, Elaine Purcell, Marina Smirnova – ART/MXAT George Fulginiti – Shakar – Studio Theatre Conservatory
Improvisation: Mark Chalfant, Topher Bellavia, Travis Ploeger – Washingtion Improv Theater

Special Skills & Recognition

Dialects: British RP, Cockney, American Southern
Recognitions: The Boston Globe ‘Best of 2012’: The Lily’s Revenge, The Washington Post ‘Top Ten of 2010’: Passing Strange, In The Red And Brown Water
Other: Army ROTC, College Football Captain, Improv Comedy

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