Thomas Regan

Thomas Regan

Thomas Regan
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Thomas J F Regan III is an International Performance Artist, Writer and Director, having graduated with a Masters degree in Directing and Playwriting from Hunter College (1988). Afterwards Tom Regan apprenticed himself to the world. Some of his more notableworks include ”You The City” performed in New York and London for the London International Festival of Theatre (Performer and Assistant Director),“Frankula” performed in Amsterdam, The Hague, Berlin etc., culminating at TheSalzburg (Austria), Tanz Theater Festival (Writer and Performer), and morerecently ”What White Bubba Hears” (New York) for The Immigrant Theater Projectat the Tenement Museum (Writer and Co- Director). He created eccentric folkartist Royal Robertson (Brooklyn), in conjunction with Andrew Ondrejcak (MOMAEducator and Director).

He also performed in the many productions at the LaGuardia Community College such as the Coach in “Damn Yankees”, The Officer in “Mother Courage”. The Player King in “Hamlet”, and as the Detective in Pulitzer Prize short listed writer David Rimmer’s play “New York”. He is especially proud having reunited with Fiona Templeton again in a performance of Michael Gottlieb’s poem “Dust”at the Poetry Project in the Saint Marks Church in the Bowery where he was a vocalist and dancer.

Mr. Regan has been an Adjunct Lecturer at LaGuardia for nearly a score ofyears. He works for the office of Academics Affairs, the Humanities Departmentand has been given numerous opportunities at The Center for Teaching andLearning.

As a member of the LaGuardia community, he has taught a multitude of Performance and Communication courses including: Intercultural Communication, Humanism Science and Technology and The New York Theater Experience. He has also been the beneficiary of extensive Staff Development including: The Design for Learning Seminar, the E-PortfolioSeminar, Rethinking the Capstone Course, The Carnegie Foundation’s DifficultDialogues in Religion and Writing in the Disciplines, just to mention a few. He is also a member of CLASP and has been since its’ inception.

A Manhattan television cable access producer with MNN for over 20 years, he has exposed many New York Luminaries to the television screen including SethBaumrin, Chairman of the Theater and Communication Department, as well as world  renowned theater Impresario George Bartenieff. Also inclusive are 67 half hour shows with the Legendary King of Nostalgia Joe Franklin of WOR fame and presently Bloomberg Radio.

Recently Professor Regan had the opportunity to work at John Jay College ofCriminal Justice in the Theater and Communication Department teaching SpeechCommunication. During this introduction he worked closely with Karen Malpede,the Writer and Director of “Another Life”, as part of 9/11 Tenth AnniversaryFestival, integrating the play and performance into the Introduction to SpeechCommunication course. A wonderful and provocative play that will be presentedagain in March at The Theater For The New City and he will be working closely with the production and continue to integrate his course work with this theatrical powerhouse of a play. The content is concerned with the incidents of torture and injustice in the recent wars on Terror.  He can be reached through e-mail or by phone 1-718-482-5690.