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Thom Vegh

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Directing and Consulting

Picasso at the Lapine Agile; Joan Schirle, Director
San Diego Rep
Assistant Director
Solicited, coordinated and managed activities of experts (in the
fields of Art History and the Special Theory of Relativity)
participating in dramaturgical discussions with the acting company
Moderated post-performance forums with audience, cast members and
Participated in creative/interpretive discussions with actors and
design team
Worked closely with stage manager and producer processing
confidential information
Coached acting and dialects
Took notes, and performed additional tasks as assigned
Respond w/Pics, playwright-director, staged reading, ION Theatre, 2008
Execution of Justice; plotted and conducted research for playwright Emily Mann.
I identified key figures in San Franciscos gay community for interview and
secured a meeting for Ms Mann with Academy Award winner Rob Epstein (The Life
and Times of Harvey Milk) that secured documentary footage for her play that is
now incorporated as part of her text; arranged meeting with rogue documentary
makers that held television footage of the assassination day coverage of Harvey
Milk and Mayor Moscone murders; arranged focus groups with members of the gay
community for Ms Mann to interview, 1983
The Deadly Game; Director, La Jolla Stage Company, 1989
Family Secrets; Sheri Glaser, consultant, pre-Off-Broadway production Rose
Theatre, Los Angeles, Robyn Samuels, Director, 1992
Friday Night Refugees; Writer-Director, Marquee Theatre, San Diego, words and
music by Romanovsky & Phillips, 1993, reviews available
First created in a workshop using residents from Stepping Stone
Recovery Home
Refugees was subsequently rewritten, recast using professional
actors and remounted for a new six-week run
Desperate Intimacy; staged-reading. This piece served as the precursor to Caf
Depresso, 1993
Caf Noir; Director, West Coast Premiere, Mystery Caf. Caf ran for nine
months and subsequently revived, 1994
HoMom; Theatre Rhinoceros, Director, Festival of New Plays, 2001
Independent Productions
Fourtune; Producer, Bill Russell (book); presented in a cabaret setting, 1985
The AIDS Show; Theatre Rhinoceros at San Diego State University, Producer, 1986
Miles to Go and As a Matter of Fact (commissioned); Ian Havers and Robert
Julian respectively; producer, double-bill world premiere of AIDS themed plays
with post-performance discussions, Produce/Director (Matter of Fact), 1987
The Eyes of Alpha Sparky; Honorable Mention, Actors Alliance Festival of New
Plays, One-Page Play Contest (reading); 2006
Caf Depresso: Where Prozac, Caffeine and Black Leather Converge; The Exit
Theatre, presented by TANTA Productions; sold-out run; 2001; reviews
Caf Depresso; Director, SUSHI Performance & Visual Art; San Diego; 1997;
reviews available
Caf Depresso; Director, Diversionary Theatre, San Diego; 1996

Caf Depresso; Director, University of New Mexico; 1994, reviews available

Bay Rum; Writer/Director, Fifth Annual Fritz Blitz of New Plays, Fritz
Theatre, three character, 15-min. play about a couple with Alzheimers
Disease; 1999
Valentango; Equity reading, Doug Jacobs, Director; 1999
Venue 9, San Francisco, staged reading; 2000
Tanya: From Bucharest to San Bernardino; quick-change one-act on espionage
Diversionary Theatre, 1986 - June 1989
Founder-Artistic Producing Director
Disappearing Act; Mike Oster, world premiere cabaret musical prior to New York
and Boston productions
Stage Blood; Charles Ludlam, presented in coordination with the Ludlam estate
Life of the Party; Doug Holsclaw, San Diego premiere
Lunch & Dessert; Philip Real, San Diego premiere
Dessert and The Fairy Garden; Philip Real and Harry Kondolean respectively,
West Coast premiere
Also presented at the inaugural Los Angeles Fringe Festival
Celebrity Gaze; Boze Hadliegh, staged reading
Taught acting for Cleveland Play Houses Childrens and Youth Theatre; 1980-81
Intermediate acting class emphasized creating original work from newspaper
Taught adult intermediate acting and movement; Beck Center for the Arts,
Taught movement class and coached acting and movement for workshop production
of Beta Wulf; inspired by Beowolf, Tom Riccio, director, Cleveland State
University, 1980
Private acting coach; ongoing
Corporate Theatre
Dr. Tanswell Pays a
meeting, 1998
The Mystery of Kate
Hotel del Coronado,

Visit; Writer/Producer/Director, Eisai, Inc. and Pfizer

a project of Quintiles CNS Therapeutics, problem solving
Morgan; Director and Writing Supervisor, Erwin Productions,
Incentive Meeting, 1993

Preteen and teen years: training and performance with the Cleveland Play House
Later, extensive summer stock/repertory acting from 1969-1978
Genres ranged from The Unsinkable Molly Brown with Tammy Grimes and Howard Keel
to Shaws Mrs. Warrens Profession and the Merchant of Venice with Morris
Carnovsky; Halle Theatre
The Defection of Simas Kidurka with Alan Arkin; CBS-MOW, 1977
American Premiere of Heiner Mullers Cement; Sue Ellen Case, Director, Berkeley
Stage Company, 1979
The Miser ; Fairmount Theatre of the Deaf and PBS in American Sign Language,
Picasso at the Lapine Agile; Sago, understudy, Joan Schirle, director, San
Diego Repertory Theatre, 1999
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival; The Merry Wives of Windsor (tour) and King
Lear; Gershwin Theatre, 2001
Originated the role of Bill in George Soetes Welcome to Group; Actors
Festival, Lyceum Theatre, 2006
Professional Development and Current Issues
Create Your Own Theatrical Opportunities; workshop for current acting and
directing students; co-leader with Anthony McLean, Disney Theatrical, Boston
University, Theatre Arts, School of Fine Arts, 1998

Professional Development
Scene Shop Writers Group; The Marsh, 1999-2000
Playwriting; Ken Prestinizi, Studio A.C.T., 2000
Current Issues and Symposia
Poetry Workshop, Charlene Baldridge, 2009
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain; lecture, Dr. Betty Edwards, 2006
Memory and Aging; lecture, Robert E. Clark, Ph.D., 2006
The Sun Belt Dialogues; lecture series, Sam Woodhouse, Louis Valdez, Lalo
Guerrero. San Diego Repertory Theatres Calafia Initiative. Centro Cultural
Tijuana, Mexico, 1999
The 100th Birthday of Bertolt Brecht; symposium, International Brecht Society.
Brechts America and Americas Brecht, UCSD, 1998
Keynote speech: Robert Brustein
Sessions attended; Recent Brecht Productions; The
Electronic Brecht (on CD); Plenary: Theater
Directors on Brecht
Joseph Chaikin; A Life in the Theatre, symposium,
University of California, San Diego, 1996
Texas Center for Writers, University of Texas, Austin
MFA Playwrights Program, 1995
Observation and critique of MFA Playwright Candidates work
Professional Development And Current Issues
A Better Direction; seminar, Michael Billington moderator with Jane Lapotaire,
Kenneth Rea and Clare Venables, National Theater, London, 1992
Performance Observations; London and various regional theatres in West Germany
1979, 1990, 1992
M. Butterfly: From Option to Opening; seminar with cast, producer and marketer,
American Theatre Wing, 1988
Favorite Critic: John Lahr
Press (Partial Listing)
Caf Depresso Group Therapy; Anthony Della Flora, Albuquerque Journal
Bistro Pay Tallies Despairs Body Count; M. Maiello, The Daily Lobo
Making a Killing at San Diegos Murder Mystery Caf; Nancy Churnin, The Angeles
Fringe Theatre; Welton Jones; The San Diego Union
Diversionary is Garnering Some Deserved Credibility; Nancy Churnin, Los Angeles
Puppet Lady Pulls Strings?; Dinah McNichols, The San Diego Reader
Production at San Diego State to Address Hard Issues; Della Elliott, The Daily
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Acting, Boston University, School of Fine Arts, 1980
Graduate studies, Speech and Language Pathology, San Francisco State University
and San Diego State University, 1983-85
Certificate in Meeting and Special Events Planning, San Diego State University,
Playwriting studies, University of New Mexico, 1994-95
Nicky Award, Outstanding Achievements in the Arts, San Diego, California, 1996
Scholarship, League of Professional Theatre Training Programs, Boston
University, School of Fine Arts, 1979
Theatre Communication Group
Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.
Theatre Bay Area

Tom Vegh


1245 Market St., #2409

San Diego, CA 92101
858 . 228 . 0873