Darryl Thompson-Norton

Darryl Thompson-Norton

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Fine Arts, Humanities and Wellness
Discipline: Theatre
Office: Payne Hall Rm. 119B
Phone: 912.358.3323
Fax: 912.358.3824
Email: thompsond@savannahstate.edu


Darryl H. Thompson is an Associate Professor of Theatre and Speech in the Department of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Wellness at Savannah State University in Savannah, GA. He holds a Master of Fine Art degree in theatre performance from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts degree in Professional Communication and Leadership from Armstrong State University. Darryl served as an adjudicator and Co-Chair of the Irene Ryan competition in Region VI of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. He is a member of the Georgia Theatre Conference, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and the Historically Black College and Universities Faculty Development Network. As an actor, Darryl’s resume includes such roles as Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Jonathan in Arsenic and Old Lace, Emcee in Cabaret, Arnold in The Boys Next Door, Scrooge in The Christmas Carol, the world premiere of BING, BANG, BOOM, Brother Boy in Sordid Lives and Titus Andronicus in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus.. Directing credits include, The Laramie Project, ‘night Mother, Rumors, The Tempest, Lost In Yonkers, Oedipus the King, The Bald Soprano, and Murder at the Howard Johnson's. He has also written, Robert’s Christmas Carol with Jan Savage, Unheard Voices: the slaves’ narratives, Crayons in the Sky, and The Chicken Yard.

Research Interests

* Characters and scenarios of commedia dell'arte. * Public speaking, interpersonal communications and leadership. * Black and African American stage musicals


MFA, Theatre - University of Florida
BA, Theatre - The University of West Florida
AA, Theatre - Pensacola Junior College

Awards & Honors

Name: Respondent's Choice
Organization: Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival
Date: 11/1/2008
Directing William Shakespeare's The Tempest presented in competition. Prairie View A&M University

Name: Irene Ryan Nominee
Organization: Kennedy Center/ American College Theatre Festival
Date: 7/1/2002
Nominated for acting to attend the Regional KC/ACTF in Savannah, Georgia

Name: Hubble Scholarship
Organization: University of Florida
Date: 5/1/2002
Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Name: Best Production
Organization: Florida Players
Date: 4/1/2002
Directing The Laramie Project at the University of Florida

Name: Theatre Scholarship
Organization: University of West Florida
Date: 8/1/2000
Two year scholarship for undergraduate work.

Name: Outstanding Student College of Arts and Sciences
Organization: University of West Florida
Date: 4/1/2000
This award is given to one recipient each year.

Name: Outstanding Academic Student
Organization: Pensacola State College
Date: 4/1/1999


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