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Marion, Thomas

Marion, Thomas

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor of Theatre and Chair
Performing and Fine Arts

Phone: 718-262-3705
Office Location: AC-1A12A

Office Hours  
Monday  9-Noon 
Thursday  9-Noon 


Degree Institution Field Dates
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 
Tom Marion holds an M.F.A. in Acting from Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts (with Bill Esper), a Certificate of Vocal Coaching from The National Theatre Conservatory (with Tony Church), and an internship with The Royal Shakespeare Company (with Cecily Berry and Andrew Wade.) He is a Designated Teacher of Linklater Voice, a founding member of the Linklater Center for Voice and Language, and an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. He has taught at several studios and professional actor programs in NYC, including NYU, The Acting Studio, Marymount Manhattan College, The New School, and Columbia University.

Areas of Expertise

Poetic and rhetorical text communication
Voice and Speech Production

Articles in Field Of Expertise

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

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

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


Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" An Evening with Neal Kirkwood " November 4, 2022: 3rd Street Music Settlement, NY, NY.

" A Celebration of Mettawee at 47 " July 15, 2022: Georgi Museum, Shushan NY.

" A Celebration of Mettawee at 46 " July 2021: Georgi Museum, Shushan NY.

" Coffeehouse Chronicles #150: Ralph Lee (Actor; Speaker) " Nov 10, 2018 - 3pm: LaMama ETC.

" The Comedy of Errors (DIRECTOR) " August, 2018: Aug 18 (Queens Central Library); Aug 22 (Alley Pond Park); Sept 4 (York College).

" The Water Carriers, New York City Permiere (DIRECTOR), a new play by South African Playwright Michael Williams " July 25 - 30, 2017: Midtown Internation Theatre Festival, Main Stage Theatre, 312 W. 36 Street NYC.

" Macbeth, dir. Stephen Legaviec. (TEXT COACH (Macbeth), Speech & Text WORKSHOPS) Bowdoinham, ME. " June 20-24, 2016: Camden Shakespeare Festival Company.

" Poetry Electric: Langston Hughes in Harlem (CREATOR/DIRECTOR) " Feb. 22, 2016 - 8pm: LaMama ETC.

" 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).

" 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 2012: 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) " February 6, 2012: Local269, 269 Houston St., NYC, NY.

" 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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Provost's Award for Student Research Engagement: April 19, 2012.


PSC CUNY Traditional-B, York College Theatre Outreach - Summer Shakespeare. Summer 2018: $6000.

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

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Joint Simulation Day, York College School of Health, Department of Nursing (Departmental Liaison/ACTOR COACH): December 4, 2015.

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

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

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

Shakespeare Workshop, for The Garden School of Jackson Heights, featuring cast members from York College production of The Tempest (Workshop Presenter): May 5, 2010.

Istwa! Storytime for a Small World (CREATOR/DIRECTOR): Toured to Public School 40, Jamaica, Queens: Dec. 10, 2010.

FORUM: "U.S. Criminal Justice & The Demon of Error," featuring Hon. William M. Erlbaum, NY Supremem Court Justice & Member of the City Bar Association Capital Punishment Committee, Elizabeth Webster from The Innoncence Project. (Principle Investigator/MODORATOR): March 27, 2009: York College.

DISCUSSION with 2009 Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage, collaborated with Cultural Diversity Program (Co-Sponsor/HOST): Oct. 23, 2009.

Provost sponsored special presentation of SPEAK OUT (Director/Creator), for Black History Month (Acedemic Core Bldg): Feb. 15, 2009.

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