Mitchell Thomas (Voice) is an award-winning actor, director, and professor of acting, voice, and movement at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. Recent international acting projects with the Lit Moon Theatre Company include Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard in Bitola, Macedonia at the National Theatre of Macedonia, and a Hamlet that travelled to the Metamorphosis Festival in Bialystok, Poland, the National Theatre of Macedonia and the National Theatre of China in Beijing. Mitchell also produced and performed Wallace Shawn’s solo show The Fever in London, England. Other recent solo work includes the Will Eno Pulitzer-nominated play, Thom Pain (based on nothing) at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art as part of their contemporary collections programming.
Award-winning performances include Gustav in the Ensemble Theatre production of Strindberg’s Creditors and the Troll King in Lit Moon’s production of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, and in the title role of Shakespeare’s Richard II. In Los Angeles, Mitchell has worked with South Coast Repertory Theatre, A Noise Within, the Pasadena Playhouse, Circle X, and the Blank Theatre Company, as well as the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Interplayers, and PCPA Theaterfest. Mitchell is a member of AEA (Actors Equity Association) and SAG (Screen Actors Guild), the professional performing unions for Theatre and Film/TV. Mitchell specializes in devised theatre and working with playwrights to develop new work. Since 2005, Mitchell has created or commissioned over 40 original full-length and short works, including Ablaze, Big Tent Love, Rogue, The Car Play Project, The Earthquake Predictor Rides the Bus, Don’t Be Fooled by Me, Fortune’s Fool: stop the violence or I’ll kill you, Muéveme. Muévete., GLIMPSE: beyond, Celluloid, Thirsty, Nomophobia, and The Mars Girls. You can check out a web series he co-wrote and stars in at ashestoashestheseries.com. Mitchell received his M.F.A. from the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Washington and has taught acting workshops in Poland, Macedonia, England and the United States.