Thom Penn - Coastal Carolina University
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Thom Penn

Lecturer, Theatre

Jonathan Doe
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Kimbel Library 217

Fall 2021 Office Hours
Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:30am - 12:00pm(Via ZOOM);
In person meetings available through appointment, please email by for an appt. 


If everybody does something, nobody has to do everything."


Thom has appeared regionally at Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre in Chillicothe, Ohio; Trustus in Columbia, South Carolina; the Dallas Theater Center, Kitchen Dog Theatre, the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Theatre Three and WaterTower Theater in Dallas, Texas; and the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  You may have seen Thom’s work as a Fight Choreographer in CCU’s productions of Hamlet, I Hate Hamlet, Batboy: The Musical, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cabaret.  He made his CCU directing debut with the 2005-06 season’s opening production of Moon over Buffalo.  Thom received a prestigious 2000 Leon Rabin Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of the villain Iago in Othello.  Thom is committed to arts education and believes in the power of the arts to enrich and revitalize a community.  


M.F.A., Acting, Southern Methodist University

B.A., Theatre, The University of South Carolina

Interesting Facts

Founding member (since 2008) and current Artistic Director of Atlantic Stage (since 2010); member of Actors’ Equity Association; Society of American Fight Directors certified actor-combatant; 2000 Leon Rabin Award nominee (Best Actor in a Leading Role – Iago in Othello)

Teaching Areas

Acting, Introduction to Theatre, Principles of Dramatic Analysis 

Research Areas

Research takes the form of the practical field work of operating a local non-profit professional theatre 

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