Veteran Director Opens Savannah's Newest Community Theatre

The Savannah Community Theatre was founded by native Savannahian Tom Coleman III. Tom is well known in Savannah’s theatre community, especially among those who were active in theatre in the 1970s and 1980s. Many theatre arts professionals have been influenced by their time working with Tom including Tony-nominated actress Isabelle Keating, Blue Man Group co-founder and actor Phillip Stanton, Broadway performer Tituss Burgess, novelist Chris Fuhrman (“The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys”), Emmy-nominated and Broadway costume designer Helen Butler, Savannah Children’s Theatre founder Kelie Miley and Danny Filson, Vice President,Savannah College of Art & Design.

The veteran director has produced and directed more than 200 shows since he began his career over 35 years ago as director of the Savannah Young People’s Theatre. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a BFA in Theatre, Tom has served on the board of the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Southeastern Theatre Conference. For the past twenty years Tom served as the artistic director of Athens Creative Theatre before returning to his hometown.

If you would like to offer your time and talent and get involved with the Savannah Community Theatre, please call (912) 247-4644.