Thomas Dean Kellogg
Founder / Director
Thomas has conducted theatre workshops in Indonesia, Malaysia, Hungary, Russia, Great Britian, Turkey, and Spain. With his award- winning multi-disciplinary company, theatre fofo, he has devised, staged, and participated in festivals around the world. He has been a guest artist at the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab West, in Los Angeles, California, sharing his innovative theatre philosophy and techniques. For nearly two decades, he has worked with cultural and social service organizations, to bring arts-based literacy training, artist- mentored playwriting workshops, and professional presentations of the work to marginalized and disadvantaged youth and their communities throughout North America. He has implemented and led artist- mentored theatre workshops in juvenile detention centers, drug rehabilitation facilities, alternative schools, and orphanages. Over the past decade, he has expanded MAPP’s Young Native Playwrights Initiative, to include over a dozen Reservation and Urban Native communities throughout the United States and Canada. More recently, he has worked with human rights and social justice organizations to introduce multicultural programming with international refugee, Native American, Latin American, LGBT, and Euro- American participants. As a public speaker, he specializes in cross cultural dialogue and the importance of arts education for all.