TOM SCHOLTE, BFA, MFA (UBC) Tom is a nationally recognized actor in the realms of theatre, film, and television. Among his numerous screen credits are a Genie nominated and Leo winning performance in the feature film LAST WEDDING, a Gemini winning performance on DA VINCI’S INQUEST, and a Leo winning performance in the short film EXPOSURES. On stage, he is a two time Jessie nominee who has appeared for such companies as Vancouver’s Pi Theatre, Ruby Slippers and Arts Club Theatre Company, Toronto’s Modern Times Stage Company, and Whitehorse’s Nakai Theatre. As a director he was a founding member of Neworld Theatre and is the founder and artistic director of Theatreshop. He has previously taught acting for stage and screen at the Vancouver Film School, Lyric School of Acting, and the University of British Columbia. Tom’s feature film directing debut, CRIME, received its world premiere at the 2008 Vancouver International Film Festival.

In addition to his continuing artistic practice, Tom in engaged in ongoing research exploring cybernetics in the Stanislavski System of Acting and the naturalistic theatre as a modelling facility for complex adaptive social systems.  HIs publications on this work can be found in the journals Kybernetes and Constructivist Foundations.