Thorvald Aagaard, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of English

Office: Stauffer Hall

Phone: (707) 965-6614

Faculty Since: 2011

B.A., Pacific Union College, 2000
M.F.A., University of Exeter, 2009

Thorvald Aagaard is an experienced professional actor and educator. He was an active member of the Dramatic Arts Society while a student at PUC. After graduating as an honors student with majors in English and History, Aagaard performed professionally with various Bay Area theater companies before moving to England to earn his Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Practice at the University of Exeter. He has led drama workshops in schools throughout England, using theater techniques to help students meet national education standards.
Professional Activities:

Aagaard has appeared in leading, mainstage roles with companies in the US and UK, including: 

Claudius in Hamlet (Theatre West)
Eddie in Fool For Love (Coverly Set)  
Jung in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, as Told to Carl Jung by an Inmate of the Broadmoor Asylum (Knighthorse Theatre)
Solinus in Comedy of Errors (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival)
Donalbane/Doctor in Macbeth (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival)
Alonso/Caliban in The Tempest  (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival)
Einstein in Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Busbarn Stage Company)
Mark Antony in Julius Caesar (San Francisco Shakespeare Company/Tour)
MacDuff/Witch in Macbeth (San Francisco Shakespeare Company/Tour)
Estragon in Waiting for Godot (Dreamweaver’s Theater)
Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice (Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival)
Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (Napa Valley Musical Theater)

He also performs his critically-acclaimed solo show, Middle Flight, in theaters, at festivals, and in universities and schools across the US and UK.  (See www.middleflight.com)