Department of Theatre

Thomas Power

Professor Emeritus of Theatre
Tom Power

Office Location

Russell Hall, Gorham Campus



Academic Degrees

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Professor Thomas A. Power, director, teacher and playwright is recognized nationally in TeachersCount and has collaborated with notable theatre artists during his tenure here at USM. He is the recipient of a number of awards for play writing including Small Talk, The Bridge and Grannia, the musical.  Professor Power is a member of the Dramatist Guild.

Professor Power teaches directing, play writing and acting as well as directing main stage productions each year for the department’s season. In addition to a career in commercial talent as a voice-over and video actor, his own theatrical play scripts have been widely produced including the award winning Irish musical, Grannia and Children’s Theatre of Maine touring shows.  Power worked with Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and actor Tony Shalhoub in Vonnegut’s play, Make Up Your Mind and was a nationally recognized teacher in the print media campaign to make teachers count,Teachers Count.  His play writing has been influenced by characters met during his summers spent sailing the coast of Maine as a licensed captain.

For more information, visit his personal Web site,