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A Theatre in Community Podcast: a Conversation with Thom Workman

A Theatre in Community Podcast: a Conversation with Thom Workman

With Hosts Elizabeth Bruce and Michael Oliver

Today, we present another Theatre in Community podcast, our conversation with longtime friend and theater colleague Thom Workman.

Thom is an actor, director, producer, visual artist, and mask maker, a lifelong educator and advocate for young men, particularly young men of color, and a husband, father, and wise elder and griot.

For 30-plus years, Thom has engaged in socially conscious stage and film work. He was formerly the Artistic Director of City at Peace and Associate Director of Everyday Theater, both of which received many awards. He's directed films and plays for his company, SunShip Productions, as well as for the Anacostia Oral History Project and Crossroads Theater Company.

A lifelong educator, Thom has facilitated theater workshops at Bethesda Academy of Dramatic Arts, the NAMES Project, City Lights School, and the I Have a Dream Foundation. For many years, he was a director in The Theater Lab's Life Stories Program, which included conceptualizing and co-directing “My Soul, Look Back, and Wonder”, a new work that was performed at the Kennedy Center and featured women residents at N Street Village who are in recovery.



Davey Marlin Jones

Susie Solf and Everyday Theater

City at Peace

Rayful Edmonds III

Life Stories program at The Theatre Lab

New Beginnings

Nicole Burton

N Street Village

Victor Steele

Myth of Sisyphus

Amelia Workman

B Stanley


Rex Harrison

Audrey Hepburn

Jane Angler

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Creativists in Dialogue
Creativists in Dialogue Podcast
Welcome to Creativists in Dialogue, a podcast embracing the creative life, with your hosts Elizabeth Bruce and Michael Oliver. In this weekly podcast, we interview people from all walks of life about the role that creativity plays in shaping who they are. We explore creativity at both the practical level, and the process level.
We also, on occasion, delve into the philosophical dimensions of creativity—that might have influenced a person’s life and work.
Importantly, not all the people we interview are “Artists”—though some are—but they all live their creativity every day in their fields of expertise, their relationships, and beyond.
In other words, we approach creativity as a vital force to a healthy life. Not only does it change the world but it changes who a person is and how they see themselves.