Thomas Keating

Professor of Theatre
Library Basement
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Acting, Columbia University in the City of New York (MFA)
Drama, The University of Georgia (BA)

Thomas Keating

Professor Thomas Keating is the Coordinator of the CSU Theatre Program where, over the last few years, he’s been teaching Acting, Directing, Stagecraft & Design, Acting for the Camera and Voice & Movement, among others. Keating directs at least two productions a year at CSU. Some favorites include, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” “West Side Story,” “King Lear,” “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” and “Hamlet.” His training in Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints and in Kristin Linklater’s vocal pedagogy make him uniquely equipped to encourage and promote excellence in theatre. His work as an actor in NYC and Boston (and tours of the U.S.) enables Keating to offer a real-world perspective as well. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. As an Equity guest artist Keating has appeared on local theatre stages with College of Charleston and Midtown Productions. He also regularly directs productions at The Footlight Players theatre downtown. In addition to his acting and directing work, Keating also writes and voices characters for local animation company, Moondog Animation Studio. Keating attends Seacoast Church in Mt. Pleasant where he regularly assists with their productions, including the Easter Passion play, “The Thorn.”

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

I go the extra mile by being an encourager and connector! Through the celebrations and the heartaches, I pride myself in being there for my students. In addition, I do my best to connect my students with real world opportunities.

Thomas Keating

2020 Excellence in Teaching Award recipient

Directed and designed scenery for a new musical, Boundless at Flowertown Players
Consulting Producer on a new musical coming to the PAC, Daniel and the Kings
Directed and designed scenery for Bystander 9/11
Directed and designed scenery for Guys and Dolls

Actors' Equity Association
Seacoast Church, Mt. Pleasant