Darren Thomas

Home Town: Corona, CA
Major: Film & Television
Minor: drama
Special Interest: Improv
Involvements: SALSU Parliamentarian, Student Senate, drama, Red Pill Improv

Stage for me has always been a safe place
for expression and discovery—a place for growth,
connection, and collaboration.

How has your drama work transformed you?

Because of drama, I’m pursuing a career in entertainment. Drama has enriched my experience as a film major and has made a significant difference in my style of presentation, writing, and almost every aspect of my life.

 Why improv?

There’s something thrilling about walking out on stage and not knowing what’s going to happen. It’s a journey for the audience, and it’s definitely a journey for us actors, too. Improv lets me dive in and create different characters. It’s amazing what you can do with a character in a three-minute scene.

Favorite La Sierra drama production?

Acting and directing in the Festival of One Acts. Students run all aspects of production —directing, acting, props, and costumes. You have to be flexible and ready for anything!

The future?

My dream career would be directing. Believe it or not, I’m terrified of acting. As a director, however, I tend to see the script for what it is, without the burden of performing. My mind is at ease and able to work.

Some favorite plays?

Lysistrata by Aristophanes, Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, Rent by Jonathan Larson