Tom Pearson

Co-Artistic Director, Third Rail Projects

The Team Behind the Masterpiece 'Then She Fell'

Tom Pearson, recently named among the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine, is an artist that works primarily in visual and written media. He is best known for his movement-based theater works, including the long-running immersive theater hits Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise. All of his works draw from depth psychology, archetypal studies, and deep dream practices as well as the medicinal and ceremonial traditions of his native Tsalagi (Eastern Band Cherokee) heritage and its focus on right relationship and story as medicine. He is the co-founder/co-artistic director of Third Rail Projects and the director of the Global Performance Studio. Tom has received two New York Dance and Performance (BESSIE) awards, a Ford Foundation and National Museum of the American Indian IllumiNation award for his work in native theater, The Kingsbury and Cody Harris Allen writing awards, as well as commissions from Lincoln Center, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, La Mama E.T.C., and Danspace Project, among others. Tom holds an MA in Performance Studies from New York University.


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