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Marion, Thomas


Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education

    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 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience

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

    Institution Rank Field Dates
    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 Employment Title Date
    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

    Rank Dates
    Associate Professor  Fall 2017 - Present 
    Assistant Professor  Fall 2010 - Summer 2017 
    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. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. 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

    "Julius Caesar (DIRECTOR)" December, 2019: York College.

    "Big Love by Charles Mee (DIRECTOR)" December, 2018: York College.

    "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.

    "Water Carriers (DIRECTOR) With opening night talkback with South African playwright Michael Williams." March 24 - 28, 2017: York College.

    "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.

    "Romeo & Juliet (DIRECTOR)" May 6 - 15, 2016: York College.

    "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-B, York College Theatre Outreach - Summer Shakespeare. Summer 2018: $6000.

    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; Fall 2017-Present.

      Department Curriculum Com.: Fall 2009 - 2013.

    2. Service to the School

      School Research Expo: Mentor: December 2018.

      School Research Expo: "Directors on Directing": December 2015.

    3. Service to the College

      General Education Assessment Committee - Secretary: Summer 2018 - Present.

      York College Association: Fall 2015 - Spring 2017; Fall 2018 - Spring 2019.

      Committee on Instruction and Professional Development: Fall 2015 - Spring 2017.

      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

      Common Core Course Review Committee - Humanities - CUNY: Fall 2016 - Spring 2018.

  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)
      Course Description
      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):

      Basic Lighting & Sound Production, This course encourages students into delve into the creative and practical aspects of basic lighting and sound instrumentation. Classes focus on both artistic and technical theory while seeking to provide a working knowledge of stage lighting, sound components, and their electrical systems. Specific focus will be given to modern lighting fixtures & functions, set-up of an effective sound system, professional rigging techniques and their capacities for artistic effect. Mandatory attendance at (and evaluation of) theatrical performances, both on and off campus, is required..

      Musical Theatre Performance, This course emphasizes acting through singing and is designed for any student who is interested in developing their singing abilities and strengthening their knowledge of musical theatre as an art. Students will explore and analyze text and music from various genres within the musical comedy rubric, and develop their ability in song interpretation, vocal production, audition technique, and sight-singing. There will also be choral work and elementary studies in jazz dance..

      Dance Techniques, This course is for dancers of all levels who wish to develop jazz dance techniques; depending upon student experience, advanced levels of jazz dance or alternate forms of theatrical dance, including funk, hip-hop, and tap also may be explored. Through physical exercises students will learn to execute specific dance movements and a variety of choreographed combinations for greater physical coordination, improved posture, and grace of movement; includes dance and stage vocabulary. Reading and viewing assignments focus on the appreciation of dance as an art form and a professional discipline..

      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.