Thaddeus McCants is a Brooklyn based writer, actor, and comedian originally from Madison, Wisconsin.
As a playwright, his flagship work, ‘IN THE ROOM, WAITING’, is a Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O’Neil Playwrights Conference, has been workshopped as part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, recorded as part of the Parsnip Ship New Play Podcast. His Web Series ‘FAKERS’ was an official selection of ITVFest and The Downtown LA Film Festival, where it won ‘best Web Series’. His spoken word play ‘SPEAK’ was selected for the Bridge Production Group’s One Act Festival at the Robert Moss Theatre and is in continued development. His multi-media, live-music based show ‘5 BEATZ A DAY FOR 3 SUMMERS’ has been also been performed and workshopped in New York.
As a comedian, he member of UCB's Lloyd night where he performs with The Hometown Tigers and is a Multi-Year Diversity Scholar.
As a performer he has worked Off-Broadway, Regionally, and around the world with Disney Cruise Line. He has collaborated with incredible Directors on new work, including Joe Calarco, Christopher Windom, and Tony Winners Christopher Ashley and Ben Harney. On-screen he has worked with HBO, MTV and FYI in addition to writing and producing his own small and large screen content.
“I believe first and foremost in a diverse and inclusive Theatre. I strive to create art that reflects the complexities of our communities with truth, dignity, and levity. When I write, I hope to speak to what is real without losing the opportunity or obligation to entertain. I truly believe in art’s ability to question and therefore influence society on a micro and macro level. Storytelling is at the core of my being.”---
“Above all, I hold several things true.
1) Family comes first...but family is not just those related by blood, family is the network of people that support you mentally, physically, and spiritually.
2) Success in life is not a destination, it is the journey. Every moment is an opportunity to do something amazing, no matter how big or small.
3) There is a world outside of where we live, there are cultures beyond our own.
4) Never go back the same way you came.”