Tommy Demenkoff

Former Director of Outreach

A graduate of Ithaca College, Tommy debuted in the Original NYC productions of both Godspell and Grease and in LA with the Original Cast of Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit at The Mark Taper Forum.  Other highlights in NYC, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Hudson Warehouse and Revenge and Hero for The Drilling CompaNY.  TV: General HospitalLaw & Order; 100 Centre Street, Ed.  Films: Sgt. Peppers…, Anger Management, and Surf Nazis Must Die.   Regional Directing: A Few Good MenBreaking the Code, and Equus; NYC: The Seagull for Hudson Warehouse and Romeo and Juliet for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.  His documentary The Children of Izieu, about the murder of 44 children during WW II and the hunt for their killer, Klaus Barbie, featuring veteran Nazi Hunter, Beate Klarsfield, won three international film festival awards.  He has taught at Cornell University and contributed to their national outreach efforts, served as a Master Teaching Artist with Florida Studio Theatre, trained 3D animators for Pixar and Disney at the Ringling School of Arts and Design, taught communications at State University of New York at New Paltz and co-directed theatre arts projects at both Fishkill and Eastern Correctional Facilities.  As Director of Education at City Lights he designed and delivered playwriting projects in over 100 NYC classrooms per year.  As the Director of Outreach for the historic Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Tommy leads a team of Actor Warriors: World Class Instructors and Adler Ambassadors (Alumni & Student Volunteers) in providing FREE Actor Training for over 1500 students per week at the studio, in public & alternative schools, community centers, drug and alcohol recovery programs and correctional facilities in New York City, Los Angeles and Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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