Thomas Prosser has studied with legendary acting teachers including Sanford Meisner of The Neighborhood Playhouse, Sandra Seacat of The Actor’s Studio, and the Bay Area’s Jean Shelton. Each teacher’s unique approach to acting has had a profound impact on Mr. Prosser’s development as a theater artist.
Recent Master Acting Class teachers at the Ruskin Group Theater in Santa Monica, of which he is a company member, include Tony winner Paul Sand (Paul Sills, Story Theater), Oscar nominated actor Bruce Davison (The Crucible, Longtime Companion), and producer/director Tony Bill (The Sting, My Bodyguard).
New York theater credits includeEndgame with Time Space LTD, The Marriage of Figaro, Westside Actors Repertory, The Elephant Calf, Brecht’s Testimony Before H.U.A. and Out At Sea (also directed), Theater Artist Cooperative, Hamlet, Another Life To Live, American Theatre Of Actors. Taming Of The Shrew and The Seekers, Thirteenth Street Theater.
Bay Area and Los Angeles theater credits include The Sea Horse, Actors Forum, Curse of The Starving Class, Company of Angels, Henry IV Parts I & II, Globe Theater, First Monday in October, Showplace Theater, Dinosaurs, Magic Theater, and Time of Your Life, Jean Shelton's Performance Workshop.
Mr. Prosser also wrote and performed two one-man shows. JFK In Retrospect, a look back at the life of John F. Kennedy, which was performed in New York at the Stella Adler Theater and received an Arts grant to perform the play in Hoboken, New Jersey.
He also wrote, In His Time, chronicling the life and times of Ernest Hemingway up to 1941, which he performed on college and high school campuses, service clubs and Borders and Barnes & Noble bookstores. This play was expanded and published as a novel, entitled Naked Hemingway, which received five stars on Book List and was named their pick of the month.
He has also been involved in a number of Café plays at the Ruskin Theater as an actor, writer and director. These ten-minute plays are written in the morning, practiced in the afternoon and performed twice that evening.
Television credits include roles on Bay City Blues, General Hospital, Santa Barbara, Divorce Court, and Hill Street Blues as well as the PBS broadcast of Naked Hemingway.