Marion, Thomas


Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education

    certificate Linklater Teacher Voice 2002 
    certificate Fitzmaurice Voicework Voice 2001 
    certificate Denver Center Vocal Coaching 1992 
    MFA Rutgers Acting 1985 
    BFA Ithaca College Theatre 1982 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience

    Ohio University Visiting Assistant Professor Voice & Action Winter/Spring 2007 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience

    The New School - Eugene Lange College, NYC Instructor Voice & Speech Spring 2009 
    Columbia University, NYC Assistant Professor Speech Fall 2008 
    New York Universtiy Field Instructor Voice & Speech Fall 2007-Spring 2008 
    Marymount Manhattan College, NYC Instructor Voice, Speech, Dialects, Vocal Coach Fall 1999-Fall 2007 
    Circle in the Square Theatre School Instructor Voice Fall 199-Spring 2003 
  4. Non Academic Experience

    Place of EmploymentTitleDate
    Linklater Center for Voice and Language, NYC Instructor of Voice & Speech 2004-present 
    New York State Theatre Institute, Albany Vocal Coach / Macbeth January 2008 
    Marymount Manhattan College Vocal Coach / Camille Fall 2007 
    The Acting Studio, NYC Voice & Speech 1994-2004 
    The Actors' Center Voice Fall 2001 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Substitute Asst Prof Fall 2008 - Spring 2010 
    Adjunct Asst Prof Fall 2004 - Spring 2008 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Marion, T.. "Lunch-talk, Part 1: The Glottis, Driving Pressures, & Bernoulli’s Big But." Voice & Speech Review. 8:2 2014: 179-198.

      2. Chapters in Books:
      3. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Government Reports or Monographs
    4. Book Reviews:

      "Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism" Spring 2015: 179-181.

  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "Live, Laugh, Love, Cry! The Poetry of Lindamichellebaron (DIRECTION, CREATION), in conjunction with P.S. 176Q" Oct 23-27, 2015: York College.

    "Out of the Past (ACTOR)" July-Sept 2015: 4 performances in Manhattan and upstate tour.

    "The Puzzle Box (ACTOR)" June 19+20 2015: Les Sage Fous et Saison de theatre insolite, Tois Rivieres, Quebec.

    "Phonetic Pillows: Thought in Action (WORKSHOP PRESENTER)" March 7, 2015: SETC (Southeastern Theatre Conference) 66th Annual Convention - Chattanooga,TN.

    "A Sense of Direction (LECTURER)" March 3, 2015: NAfME (National Association for Music Education) at York College.

    "As You Like It (TEXT COACH, ACTOR)" July 21-Aug 10, 2014: 8 performances with Camden Shakespeare Festival (also, company Speech and Text Coach).

    "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream, a co-production with The Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center (DIRECTOR)" May 2 - May 11, 2014: York College.

    "12th Night (TEXT COACH, ACTOR)" July 20-Aug 8, 2013: 8 performances with Bath Shakespeare Festival / also, company voice and speech coach.

    "Salamanticus (ACTOR)" July 20-Aug 8, 2013: 8 performances with Ziggurat Theatre Company, Maine.

    "Communication from a Cockroach: Archy and the Underside (ACTOR)" July - Sept 2013: 6 performance in Manhattan and upstate tour.

    "Presentational Voice (WORKSHOP PRESENTER)" June 1, 2012: The 41st Annual Voice Symposium: Care for the Professional Voice presented by the Voice Foundation & The American College of Surgeons. Philadelphia, PA.

    "HeartBEAT (Creator/DIRECTOR)" Mar 11 - 16, 2012: York College.

    "Prosody 400 Workshop (DIRECTOR)" February 6, 2012: Local269, 269 Houston St., NYC, NY.

    "A Flea In her Ear (TRANSLATOR/DIRECTOR)" Dec 4 - 12, 2012: York College.

    "Istwa! Storytime for a Small World, York College Theatre, New York International Fringe Festival (CREATOR/DIRECTOR)" Aug 12-27, 2011: Living Theatre, 21 Clinton St., Manhattan, part of the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival.

    "The Old Boat Goddess - Songs of the Ainu (ACTOR)" July - Sept 2011: 7 performances in Manhattan and upstate tour.

    "Charlie Victor Romeo, college world premier; in conjunction with CUNY Aviation Institute, featuring a forum with Persident Obama appointee Dr. Mark Rosekind of the National Safety Transit Board (DIRECTRO)" May 7 - 15, 20011: York College.

    "Classroom Methods for Speech Training and Learning (WORKSHOP PRESENTER)" Feb. 10, 2011: York Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).

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    "The Women Who Fell from the Sky (ACTOR)" July - Sept 2010: 6 performance in Manhattan and upstate tour.

    "The Tempest, in conjunction with The Learning Tree Multicultural School of Corona Queens (DIRECTOR/Mask Designer)" May 2010: York College.

    "Fabulation, incuding after-show forum with Pulitzer-Prize playwright Lynn Nottage (DIRECTOR)" October 2009: York College.

    "Beyond the High Valley (ACTOR)" July - Sept 2009: 6 performance in Manhattan and upstate tour.

    "The Exonerated" : .

    "Speak Out, (CREATOR/DIRECTOR)" February 10, 2009: Bowery Poetry Club, Manahattan.

    "Speak Out, (CREATOR/DIRECTOR)" : .

  9. Patents


  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    CUNY Steward Travel Award Recipient (for 2012 The Voice Foundation's 41st Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, PA): March 2012.

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    PSC CUNY Traditional-A, Langston Hughes in Harlem. February 2016: $3500.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Outcomes Assessment Committee: Fall 2010 - 2014.

      Faculty Senate: Spring 2010 - Spring 2013.

      Department Curriculum Com.: Fall 2009 - 2013.

    2. Service to the School

      York College Association: Fall 2015 - present.

      Committee on Instruction and Professional Development: Fall 2015 - present.

      Undergraduate Research Advisory Council: Fall 2010 - present.

      Outcome Assessment Committee: Fall 2009 - 2014.

      Vice Chair of Faculty Senate: Spring 2011 - 2012.

      Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate Caucus: Fall 2010- 2012.

      Member of YECA (York Early College Academy) Planning Committee: Spring 2010.

    3. Service to the College

      Directed A Mid Summer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, a co-production with The Milton G Bassin Performing Arts Center,: May 2- May 11, 2014.

      The Tuskegee Airmen Project. Creater, head researcher, editor.: October 20-25, 2013.

      Directed and Translated A Flea In Her Ear by G. Feydeau: Dec 4-12, 2012.

      Poster presentation at The 5th Annual Day of Assessment: October 11, 2012.

      Prosody 400 Workshop presents HeartBEAT Panel Discussion at York College 3rd Annual Research Day: April 19, 2012.

      Prosody 400 Workshop presents HeartBEAT: March 11 - 16, 2012.

      Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Director: Nov. 30 - Dec. 8, 2011.

      Istwa! Storytime for a small world, performed at the New York International Fringe Festival: August 12-27, 2011.

      Poster presentation at 4th Annual Day of Assessment: Oct. 13, 2011.

      Directed Charlie Victor Romeo, non-professional world premier; in conjunction with CUNY Aviation Institute, featuring discussions forums after each performance with special guests including President Obama appointee Dr. Mark Rosekind with the National Safety Transit Board: May 7-15, 2011.

      Demonstration and poster display for CVR at 2nd Annual York College Student Research Day: April 13, 2011.

      CETL Workshop "Sound Sensations": Feb. 10, 2011.

      Poster presentation at The 3rd Annual Day of Assessment: Oct. 12, 2010.

      Created Istwa! performed at PS 40: Dec. 12, 2010.

      o Created masks and puppets for The Tempest and Little Shop of Horrors: April 2009/April 2010.

      o Directed The Tempest in conjunction with several school children from The Learning Tree Multicultural School of Corona Queens, and taught follow-up Shakespeare workshop with two York Students at The Garden School of Jackson Heights: April-May 2010.

      o Directed Fabulation and collaborated with Cultural Diversity Program to host Pulitzer prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage for an after performance talkback: Oct. 2009.

      o Directed The Exonerated including a forum with Hon. William M. Erlbaum, NY Supreme Court Justice & Member of the City Bar Association Capital Punishment Committee, and Elizabeth Webster from The Innocence Project: April 2009.

      Created SPEAK OUT, performed at Bowery Poetry Club: March. 2009.

      Created SPEAK OUT, performed at York for Black History Month: Feb., 2009.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University
  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      TA 392 Special Topic: Advanced Acting 
      TA 490 Independent Study 
      TA 211 Basic Acting 
      TA 215-219 Theatre Practice 
      SP 160 Oral Interpretation of Prose and Poetry 
      SP 182 Voice & Diction 
      TA 110 Intro to Theatre 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      Script Analysis, Instruction, discussion, and application of techniques for the detailed examination of theatrical plays. Includes processes for the systematic analyses of plot, character, dialogue, rhythm, and theme necessary to penetrate the complicated workings of a theatrical text with astute thinking and incisive inquiry, so that justifiable artistic opinions can be articulately presented. The material covered and skills learned lay important groundwork for classes in directing, theatre design, and advanced acting..

Marion, Thomas

Marion, Thomas
Assistant Professor
Performing and Fine Arts