Theatre Arts Faculty
Thom Babbes, Director of Theatre Arts
Thom Babbes has worked as a professional actor and director since 1979,
having trained at The Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts and
The Professional Actor Training Program at UWM-Milwaukee. Mr. Babbes has
worked from New York to Los Angeles acting and directing in regional theater,
off Broadway, waiver theater and feature films. A screenwriter as well,
his scripts have been produced by Roger Corman and others have sold or
have been optioned by Samuelson Productions, Apollo Pictures and Kings
He finds teaching and directing high school students exhilarating and rewarding
beyond anything he could have imagined. His goal is to get students to
develop their critical thinking skills as well as their acting technique
and to find Biblical truth in secular work.
Mr. Babbes’ vision is to create an environment that brings together
a production team of professionals that mentor students and give them
the experience of striving to be excellent in everything they do, because
God deserves nothing less than our best.
Theater is fun. Theater is work. Theater is life changing.
Tara Battani Bowles
Tara is thrilled to be on staff here at Village Christian School. She is
a Theatre major/Communications minor from St. Edward's University
in Austin, Texas. She currently serves as a musical theatre instructor
at Hollywood Youth Theatre in Burbank. and has taught drama as well at
Tapestry Dance Company and Dancer's Workshop, both located in Austin,
Texas. Tara has done many national commercials and is currently a proud
member of Actors Co-op in Hollywood, an Equity waiver Christian theatre company.