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Tom Dugdale

Tom Dugdale

Tom Dugdale

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts


(614) 688-4616

1108 Drake Perf & Event Ctr
1849 Cannon Dr
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Stage directing
  • Intersection of theatre with health and science
  • Community-centered art and education


  • M.F.A., Directing, University of California, San Diego, 2010
  • B.A., Theater, Dartmouth College, 2003

​My current teaching and research interests are directing for the stage, devising and creation of original theatre works, the intersection of theatre with health and science, and community-centered performance. In addition to directing, my multidisciplinary practice includes writing, sound design and composition, installation, video art, and performance.

Tom Dugdale is a multidisciplinary theater artist working mainly as a director, but also as an actor, writer, designer, and composer. His work includes new play development, adaptation of classical texts, and collisions of theater with other art. Tom has directed in major cities throughout the U.S. and in Europe, and he has worked extensively in Romania. Tom is co-founder and co-artistic director of The Trip, a theater company creating multidisciplinary, often site-specific performances that investigate new possibilities in narrative, audience engagement, and theatrical space. The Trip has presented work in spaces ranging from a parking garage to a former military barracks to a functioning tattoo shop where an audience member was tattooed (willingly!) while a program of new plays unfolded. Prior to OSU, Tom held teaching appointments at Texas State University and the University of California, San Diego.

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