Kristin Tomlin

Youth Acting Teacher

Kristin has been involved as an actor and director in and around the Grand Rapids area since 2012. Directing credits at GRCT include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Ten For All, The Audition, Annie, Kids and Willy Wonka, Kids, And Then There Were None (Shadblow Theatre), Festival of Lights productions from 2006-2014 (Calvary Church), Charlotte’s Web, Annie Jr., The Orphan Train, and many other shows at East Rockford Middle School, where she teaches sixth grade. As an actor, Kristin has performed with several area theatres including Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Circle Theatre, Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids, University Wits, and Shadblow Theatre. Most recently, she was seen onstage in Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s A Christmas Carol Radio Play (December 2020). She holds a BA in Theatre Performance from Hope College and a M.A. in Literacy Studies from GVSU. Kristin loves teaching at Civic because it is a joy to work alongside so many talented people with a heart for young artists. It’s amazing to watch students grow, create, and take the stage!

What inspires you?
Traveling to new and exciting places, conversations about the arts, intriguing books, performing in or watching a powerful story onstage.

Who is your favorite fictional character?
So many, this is a hard question!!  I guess if I have to pick…I’d choose Sherlock Holmes or Hermione Granger.

What was your favorite after school snack growing up?
My mom’s homemade chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips.