Founding Faculty, Humanities and TheaterARDEN THOMAS

Arden Thomas has been an educator for more than 20 years, teaching English for ten years at Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, and English, humanities, and theater at colleges and universities over another ten years. Arden has a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies from Stanford, where she also directed plays and taught dance history, theater history, and acting. Arden has been a theater director, member of a women’s theater company, and Director of Education of the Lantern Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Arden is currently Associate Artistic Director of The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays at Caltech, where she works with playwrights and scientists to develop new plays about science. Arden is passionate about theater, literature, history, and progressive education; and she’s thrilled to have joined the Sequoyah community. When she’s not teaching or making theater, Arden loves hiking, camping, traveling and, most of all, spending time with her two little boys, Orion and Leo.