Department of Theatre

180828 tom alsip 002Tom Alsip

Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance

M.F.A. in Theatre & Directing, University of Alabama
B.F.A. in Theatre, New York University

Tom is joining the Oklahoma State University Theatre Faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic year. An Alabama native, Tom attended New York University for his undergraduate degree, studying musical theatre at Cap 21, part of the Tisch School of the Arts. Tom stayed in New York for ten years, working as an actor, director, voiceover artist and theatrical educator. A member of the Actors Equity Association and the Stage Director and Choreographer’s Society, Tom was a part of the National Tours of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe as well as numerous productions premiering both in New York and regionally. As a director, Tom has helmed productions in both Alabama and New York City, including co-direction of an original musical entitled Here I Sit Brokenhearted, which premiered off Broadway at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row in NYC.

After teaching as Adjunct Faculty at NYU and LeMoyne College, Tom decided to pursue teaching full time and was accepted into the University of Alabama’s M.F.A. Directing Program in 2015. While at UA, Tom joined the Musical Theatre Educator’s Alliance and became a member of the Southeastern Theatre Conference, where he won the Leighton M. Ballew Graduate Directing Scholarship for his work at the University of Alabama, and began to work as a contributor to SETC’s quarterly publication, The Southern Theatre Magazine.

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