Tom Rothacker
Region 1 Co-Chair
Goddard College MFA
Long Island University, C.W. Post BFA
After I took the crumpled up permission slip out of the trash, in order for me to audition for my first show in the Eighth Grade, I never looked back. Being cast as the Captain in The Sound of Music at fourteen years old, as the tallest white male and with a puberty changing voice, thrust me into a community of like-minded misfits that loved to come together and make something. Growing up in suburban New Jersey in a fairly strict Roman Catholic household, did not offer me the artistic outlets and experiences I never knew I needed. As the years went on and I was introduced to the world of the Theatre, my eyes, heart and soul opened up to something that would become the only thing "I know". Studying this art form has become my life and the community that I am a part of, my family. I believe in the sole value that art can change the world...

Kingsborough Community College