THOMAS DIETER

AEA STAGE MANAGER

Welcome to my website! These pages are dedicated to my career in stage management. 

I'm originally from North Carolina (with some Texas thrown in), and I fell in love with the theatre in the second grade. We took a class trip to see The Velveteen Rabbit live, and that was it. I went home and performed all the parts for my parents, and I've been involved in the theatre ever since, initially as a musical theatre actor, and later as a playwright and music director. College sparked a shift for me; I focused on issues of social justice and served in the Peace Corps, and I worked for many years in higher education as an instructor, curriculum developer and program leader, helping to redesign the state of adult basic education in the U.S. The work never ends, and I continue to contribute to the field.

However, after many years away from the theatre, I found I was not content to remain an audience member only. I shifted to back to my first love and discovered that stage management is the perfect use of my talents, blending my knowledge and love of theatre with my skills in management, operations, music, and literary analysis. I'm honored to work in the service those who are creating right now and to have learned from the incredible artists and stage managers who have taken me under their wing.

Check out my work history, see what's new, look at some pictures I love, and contact me with opportunities to collaborate. Peace!

-Thomas