Thomas Sutherland McPhee

Playwright, actor, and overall theatre-maker, ready to help your theatre company do radically weird things. Available for commission.


New Play Exchange

Creative Commons License

Writing for stage and screen


  • “Bones and Born Again”, 2014 in The Reader, Hampshire College’s literary journal
  • “The Wright Brothers”, 2013 in The Reader, Hampshire College’s literary journal
  • Here and here prime, a self-published collection of poetry
  • 5 poems published in (F)loating World, the University of Minnesota Morris literary journal, 2011-12

Sound Design

  • 12+ stage productions at Hampshire and Amherst Colleges
  • Sample playlists at
  • Over 10 years experience as radio disc jockey
    • KUMM, 89.7 FM, University of Minnesota, Morris
    • Yurt Radio, Hampshire College


  • 8+ stage productions at Hampshire College & University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • The Winter’s Tale as Leontes/Shepherd, Hampshire College
  • Red as Mark Rothko, UMass Directing Lab
  • Words, Words, Words by David Ives, Amerst College Directing Lab
  • Medea as Tutor/Chorus, University of Minnesota Morris


  • “Iphigenia In Orem” by Neil LaBute, UMass Directing Lab
  • “The Tomorrow Project” by Lizzy Dorrell, Hampshire College

I’ve studied directing at Hampshire College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and University of Minnesota Morris.

Leadership & Outreach

  • Elected onto the Hampshire College Theatre Board as the Alumni Relations Officer, 2013-14
  • Served on the main operating body (Coordinating Board) of Hampshire College’s student government (Hampshire Student Union), 2014
  • Leader of the Business (2012) and Outreach (2011) Teams for the Morris Area HS FIRST Robotics team


Hampshire College

Feminist Theatre and
Creative Writing

2012 – 2016

Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

For my Division III Captstone project I adapted Ödön von Horváth’s novel Youth without God into a four episode serial play, staging each of the four episodes across the 2015-16 school year. Each episode had different directorial teams, different casts, and were staged in different non-traditional spaces on campus.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for Guthrie Theater’s High School Shakespeare project with Andrew Wade, Ken Washington, and Randy Reyes, 2010
  • Poetry Out Loud: Top six at MN state finals 4 years in a row, 2009-12
  • Outstanding Performance Award, MN State HS League, 2010 (Arnold in Boys Next Door)
  • Lake Region Arts Council Mentorship Grants in poetry writing (2011) and poetry recitation (2012)

Work experience

  • Literary Intern, Florida Studio Theatre, 2016-2017
  • Admissions Intern, Hampshire College, 2014-2016
  • Orientation Leader, Hampshire College, 2013-2015
  • Volunteer at the Morris Theatre Co-Op, 2015
  • Assistant Stage Manager for the Chester Theatre Company’s production of An Iliad, 2013
  • Volunteered at World Apart Games cooperative, 2012-13