Marie Thomas is an actress, director and former Associate Professor, Theater Department, City College of New York. As an actress, she has numerous credits and awards to her name for her on- and off-Broadway performances. On television, she has appeared in The Cosby Mysteries, Amen, L.A. Law, Knots Landing and on the soap operas The Doctors, One Life to Live and As the World Turns. She is the founder and artistic director of Children’s Theater Workshop/The Peppermint Players. The Children’s Theater Workshop brings quality arts training to young people who are serious about the theater. Ms. Thomas’ semi-professional teen repertory company, The Peppermint Players, is available for local performances at libraries, museums and assembly programs. When not touring, directing and/or performing, Marie is also available for acting workshops for adults and/or children and panel participation as a panelist on the topics of arts in general and theater in particular.