Time On Fire

There is a brief interview and photo with Tom, in SF Gate, from Time On Fire at the American Conservatory Theater in 2001.

Tom Mison, a 19-year-old British drama student who played Talbot's love interest in the play, has a droller take on his transatlantic Young Conservatory debut.

"I was the Brit," he says with a grin. "I got to be the center of attention."

The truth, as Mison goes on to explain, runs much deeper. Working with an American company and director exposed him to a whole new approach to creating a role, tapping "the historical background and emotional history" of a character in a way he never had in his technique-oriented British classes.