Thea Touchton has been in over 50 theatrical and indie film productions and hopes to gain an agency and union eligibility, as well as filming of her pilot by the end of this year.
Tell us about a transformative educational experience.
My most transformative educational experience was of course the Elysium Conservatory program which showed me how to become unblocked as an artist and how to reach my maximum potential - not only as an actress but as a human being.
What about transformative professional experiences?
Playing Jo March in the musical Little Women. Jo March and Thea Touchton are kindred spirits. Jo March is a role with such depth and heart that the amount of empathy and strength I gained as a performer was a no-brainer.
Why I do what I do...
I'm an actor because I literally suck at everything else but creating. Plus, I love being a part of stories and truly believe that art speaks the revolution of change. Plus, being a starving artist makes it hard for my abusive parents to live off of me.
What about ECT inspires you?
ECT inspires me to let go and truly be free as a performer. I feel I get to relive parts of childhood stolen from me, and I always leave ECT inspired or overwhelmed with the urge to grow and be better.
Where have you traveled? Where would you like to visit?
Almost every state in the USA and Canada, I really want to go to Portland, Boston and NYC. I would love to go to Poland, France and London as well.
My favorite "day-off" event would be...
Going to an art event and writing a poem. I'm famously a workaholic which is not a bad thing when the work is so fruitful and fun.
If I had one million dollars I would...
Be filming several movies and television pilots, publishing my poetry books, buying my aunt a lake-house and donate a ton of it to Elysium, as well as purchasing a pug and a teacup pig. Better to spend it all before taxes.
Did you know...
I've had a corneal transplant in my left eye.
I have two crazy cats.
I can burp the entire alphabet.
I'm obsessed with all things Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
I know a lot of Broadway musicals.