Thom is the artistic director of Walkabout Theater in Chicago, a laboratory ensemble of multi-disciplinary performers. Recent directing credits include Walkabout’s international touring performance, The Wild, as well as its outdoor spectacles Tall Girl and the Lightning Parade and Beach Party at the End of the World. Other Chicago directing credits include Mother of Smoke with Walkabout and Red Tape Theatre, Core of the PUDEL at Trap Door Theatre and Circle-Machine at Oracle Productions. Most formidable in Thom’s experience were his years as a company member of Double Edge Theatre in MA, his training at the Odin Teatret in Denmark and the Grotowski Institute in Poland, and working with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Redmoon Theater, and Trap Door Theatre in Chicago. Thom has performed at the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Hilton Arts Festival in South Africa and the Moscow Art School. Thom teaches acting and movement at the University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago, Columbia College, and DePaul University.