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

    Assistant Professor Fall 2010 - Present 
    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.

    "Tuskegee Airmen Project (WRITER; EDITOR)" Oct. 25 - 29, 2013: 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.

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

    "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)" Mar 11 - 16, 2012: York College.

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

    "Macbeth R.I.P. by William Shakespeare (DIRECTOR)" Dec. 2 - 10, 2011: 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 (DIRECTOR)" May 7 - 15, 2011: York College.

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

    "Istwa! Storytime for a Small World, York College Theatre, New York International Fringe Festival (CREATOR/DIRECTOR)" Oct. 22 - 26, 2010: York College.

    "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)" April 30 - May 8, 2010: York College.

    "Fabulation, (DIRECTOR)" October 23 - 27, 2009: York College.

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

    "The Exonerated (DIRECTOR)" March 27 - 31, 2009: York College.

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

    "Speak Out, (CREATOR/DIRECTOR)" Dec. 5 - 9, 2008: York College.

  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:

      Marion, T.. "Lunch-talk, Part 2: The Vocal Tract, Resonance, and Why Speech Ain't Chopped Liver." . : .

  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.

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

  12. Grants-In-Aid

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

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Theatre Arts Coordinator: Fall 2012 - Present.

      Departmental P&B: Fall 2014 - 2015.

      Department Curriculum Com.: Fall 2009 - 2013.

    2. Service to the School
    3. Service to the College

      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.

      Faculty Senate: Spring 2010 - Spring 2013.

      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.

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

  15. 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.

  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):

      History of African-American Theatre & Performance, history of African-American theatre, performance, and its representation from slavery to the present day in its American historical and cultural context. Emphasis is given to the works of African-American theatrical artists who have transgressed, transcended, and even subverted established racial categories. Includes examination and analysis of prominent African-American drama.

      Introduction to Costume Design & Fashion, techniques in costume design for the theatre in association with fashion and the social styles of modern & historical periods. Emphasizing the design process from concept and research to final garments, students will conduct visual and trend research, explore various methods of rendering and revision, and present a fully developed term design project suitable for inclusion in a portfolio.

      Introduction to Scenic Design, this course encourages students into delve into the creative process of scenic design. Students will learn to think critically about a play in terms of spatial and visual elements, and how these elements can evocatively transform the production of a play for audience and actors alike. They will develop skills to conceptualize and present the environment of a play through basic professional rendering and modeling methods; includes group and individual projects.

Marion, Thomas

Marion, Thomas
Assistant Professor
Performing and Fine Arts