Tom Trudgeon recently appeared in Bent (Max) during Philly FringeArts Festival, The Sisterhood (Ariste) with Mauckingbird Theatre and understudied Private Lives (Elyot) and Good People (Mike) with Walnut St. Theater in Philadelphia. In Louisville, Tom directed The Normal Heart at Land of Tomorrow, and appeared in The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (Adam), Southern Baptist Sissies (Mark), Ordinary People (Cal) and Arcadia (Septimus). Favorite New York credits include The Tempest and Romeo & Juliet (National Shakespeare Company), McBeth: Over 2 Million Slain (United Stages of America) and The All-Male Importance of Being Earnest (Wilde at Last Theatre Co.), Feeding the Dead (Accidental Theatre Co.), As You Like It and Mutiny on the Bounty. Memorable productions during Tom’s time studying at Hofstra University are The Rose Tattoo, The Imaginary Invalid, Lone Star and Bus Stop.
Tom has worked administratively as a producer, programmer, presenter, event planner and manager for many esteemed arts institutions such as Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, The Prince Theater, The National Shakespeare Company, Robert Isabell, Inc. and MTV.
Through the years, Tom has studied with Susan Batson, Louis Scheeder, Gloria Foster, Charles Repole, Carol Kastendieck, Greg Wood and Estelle Aden. This summer Tom had an awesome opportunity to participate in a Wilma Theater Hothouse Intensive workshop, studying the physical and vocal methodologies behind Theodoros Terzopoulos and Jean-René Toussaint’s work, and the “Thinking Body” methodology of the Wilma Hothouse Company with Blanka Zizka and Jered McLenigan.