G. Val and Friends

G. Val

Performing in the 2014 Green Show Thursday, September 4 and Saturday, September 6.

This is his third season in the OSF Green Show.

G. Valmont Thomas and his friends take a musical look at the influence of Blues and R&B on G. Val's life.

G. Valmont Thomas was a company member from 1998 to 2012.

In 13 seasons at OSF: Blue and Ensemble in Party People, Ensemble in Well and She Loves Me; Praise-Singer in Death and the King's Horseman; Lafew in All's Well That Ends Well; Gabriel in Fences; Solly Two Kings in Gem of the Ocean; Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Lincoln in Topdog/Underdog; Boy Willie in The Piano Lesson; Macbeth in Macbeth; Stephano in The Tempest; Feste in Twelfth Night; Red Carter in Seven Guitars; Simonides in Pericles; Francis Flute in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Snake in The School for Scandal. Also roles in On the Razzle, Cyrano de Bergerac, King Lear, Henry V, Hamlet, The Good Person of Szechuan. Black Swan Lab (2010). Assistant director, The African Company Presents Richard III. Other theatres: A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, Bathhouse Theatre, Seattle Group Theatre, Empty Space Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Tacoma Actors Guild. Teaching: Associate professor of acting and directing, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Education: MFA, Pennsylvania State University; BA, Western Washington University.

G. Valmont on Community: Black Americans brought forth Blues music from the experiences they went through and were going through. The music it became had the strength to hold the entire country on its shoulders.