As a performer and director, Thom most enjoys developing physical and laboratory theater, actor training and exchange. Past projects include creating a performance tour and international symposium in South Africa, an intensive street performance program for high school students in Colorado and most recently a festival of innovative new works-in-progress for theater professionals at Dartmouth College. Most formidable in his experience were his years as a company member of Double Edge Theatre in MA, his training at the Odin Teatret in Denmark and the Grotowski Institute in Poland, and working with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Redmoon Theater and Trap Door Theatre in Chicago. Thom has performed at the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and the Moscow Art School. Thom is thrilled to be the new associate artistic director of Walkabout Theater and to be a part of this ensemble, who last year created Core of the PUDEL at Trap Door. Currently Thom teaches movement at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the new School of Theatre & Music.