Nathan Thomas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theatre

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Theatre from Michigan State University



Nathan Thomas serves as program director for Alvernia University Theatre. His background includes extensive work as a professional actor and director as well as international study. As an actor, Nathan has given more than 500 performances in national tours of such plays as:

  • "Barefoot in the Park"
  • "I Ought To Be In Pictures"
  • "Same Time, Next Year"
  • "Chapter Two"
  • "Plaza Suite"
  • "Educating Rita"

He also performed with the National Theatre for Children. As a director, Nathan has mounted a variety of plays and musicals and worked as Artistic Director of Repertory Theatre of America. One of Nathan's specialty areas is Russian theatre history. He studied at the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow under Arkady Katz, People's Artist of the Soviet Union. Nathan has taught at the University of Central Oklahoma, the University of Iowa, Michigan State University, and Centenary College of Louisiana. Currently, Professor Thomas enjoys being a company member of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company -- an innovative, professional company based in Baltimore. With CSC Thomas has played Prospero (Tempest), Dogberry (Much Ado About Nothing), Peter Quince (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Argan (The Imaginary Invalid).


Contact Information

Nathan Thomas

Associate Professor of Theatre

Francis Hall Room 305


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