Tom Kobolak

Directing Credits

1994: March 2-5 Blood Relations
1997: March 1997 The Affections of May
1998: November 1998 Three Tall Women
2003: April 2-5 & 7-12 The Inheritance
2005: February 1-5 and 8-12 Dancing at Lughnasa
2009: February 3 – 14 Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun
2012: May 15-19 & 22-26, 2012 Romeo and Juliet
November. 5 – 16, 2013 Agnes of God
2015: November 3-7 & 10-14 Radium Girls

Acting Credits

1991: February 1991 A Doll’s House
1992: March 1992 Shadow Box
1992: October 1992 The Real Thing
1995: January 1995 The Heidi Chronicles
1995: November 25, 1995 CKTP Radio & Kanata Theatre present
1996: November 1996 The Woman in Black
1997: November 1997 Much Ado About Nothing
1999: May 1999 The Madwoman of Chaillot
2001: Nov 21-24 & Nov 27-Dec 1 Murder by Misadventure
2003: May 28-31 & June 2-7 The Snow Ball
2004: Jan 27-31, Feb 3-7 Rock and Roll
2010: Feb 2-13, 2010 Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
2010: Nov 9-13 & 16-20, 2010 The Taming of the Shrew
2014: September 16 – 20 & 23 – 27, The Dining Room

Production Credits

Production Manager The Dining Room
Assistant Director Alone Together
Assistant Stage Manager Rumplestiltskin – A Rockin’ Musical
Set Design Agnes of God
Calendar Girlss
Stage Crew Pygmalion
Beyond Reasonable Doubt
Set Construction Romeo and Juliet
Construction Assistant The Melville Boys
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
John Buchan’s The 39 Steps
Set Painter Absent Friends
Happy Birthday
Hobson’s Choice
You Can’t Take it With You -II
You’ll Get Used To It – The War Show
Agnes of God 
Sound Design Hansel & Gretel: A Christmas Story
Perfect Wedding 
Inherit the Wind
Night Sky
Sound Assistant The Last Romance
Furnishings Pygmalion
Set Décor & Furnishings Assistant Radium Girls
Fight Coordinator Rumplestiltskin – A Rockin’ Musical
House Manager The Odd Couple

From the program for Radium Girls:

Tom Kobolak (Director) has been active in community theatre since the very early ‘80s. In directing tonight’s story of the radium dial painters, Tom continues to indulge his undeniable taste for the dark side, having previously directed Agnes of God, and prior to that, Romeo & Juliet. Occasionally he may be found hunched over the sound equipment, searching for effects that are sometimes dark but often cheerful as well. He was last on stage last season, loving every moment, in The Dining Room. Many kudos to a wonderful cast and crew and many thanks, as always, to Barbara.

From the program for The Dining Room:

Client, Howard, Psychiatrist, Ted, Paul, Ben, Chris, Jim, Dick, and Guest
TOM KOBOLAK, when not in his basement with his beloved bass guitars, has been either directing Agnes of God, or hunched over the sound equipment up in the stage manager’s booth behind you all, or off singing and dancing in musicals with Suzart Productions. He was last on the Ron Maslin Playhouse stage as Vincentio, the perplexed father of the groom in The Taming of the Shrew. He is immensely pleased to plunge into Mr. Gurney’s fine play with such talented and creative colleagues. Do enjoy the show, and keep the shiny side up.

From the program for Agnes of God

TOM KOBOLAK (Director) has been active in community theatre since the early 80’s, primarily as an actor, director and administrator, Tom last directed Romeo & Juliet for the 2011-2012 KT season. He is thrilled to work with the numerous people on stage and off who have tackled this fine and complex play with such fierce and unbending will. Enjoy your miracles, everyone, and give thought to the great ladies in the black and swirling robes.

From the program for Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun:

TOM KOBOLAK (Director) has been active in the community theatre as an actor, director and administrator since the early ‘80’s. For Kanata Theatre, he last directed Brian Friel’s Irish drama Dancing at Lughnasa and he was last seen on stage as Screamin’ John in 2004’s Rock and Roll. An addicted motorcyclist, he waits patiently (?) for clear pavement, sunshine and much warmer weather.

From the program for Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks:

TOM KOBOLAK (Michael Minetti) has been active in community theatre in Nepean and Kanata since the early ‘80’s, primarily as an actor, director and administrator. Recently, he directed Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun, and prior to that, Brian Friel’s Irish drama, Dancing at Lughnasa. Onstage, he has tended to play characters who dwell in interesting locations, such as a sewerman living deep in the Paris underground, or a dead rock’n’roll idol residing in a graveyard in Mushaboom, Nova Scotia. He has also been active with the Savoy Society, most recently as a long haired, cutthroat pirate in Pirates of Penzance.
Tom is grateful to all for the chance to be in this evening’s heartfelt play about the roads we take, and the steps we learn, to rediscover our humanity. Lastly, as an obsessed motorcyclist, he awaits the end of another hideous winter with bated breath.

From the program for The Taming of the Shrew:

TOM KOBOLAK (Vincentio) was last seen, rather differently dressed, as Michael in last season’s production of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks. His many other roles for Kanata Theatre include Torvald in A Doll’s House, Scoop in The Heidi Chronicles, Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, Screamin’ John McGee in Rock and Roll, The Sewerman in The Madwoman of Chaillot and Max in The Real Thing. His directing credits for Kanata Theatre include Three Tall Women, The Inheritance, Dancing at Lughnasa, and Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun.

From the program for Romeo and Juliet:

TOM KOBOLAK  (Director) has been active in community theatre since the early 80’s, primarily as an actor, director and administrator. Tom last directed Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun for the 2008-2009 Kanata Theatre season. He is thrilled to direct Shakespeare’s great romantic adventure story and to work with the numerous people on stage and off who have tackled this production with such fierce and unbending will. Enjoy it everyone, and remember the greatest nights of your lives.