Thomas Thomassen (19 November 1878 - 7 January 1962) was a Norwegian actor, director and theater manager.
A theater manager, also called a general manager, managing director, or intendant, is the administrator of a theater. She or he often also has the responsibilities of an artistic director but in any case oversees all administrative, marketing, production, and financial functions of their theater. They often report to a board and must have excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently, and strong organizational capacity. They must also have experience with budget creation and management, planning, budgeting/financial tracking, contract management, accounting, and schedule tracking.
Thomassen was born in Tønsberg, Norway. He was the son of Thomas Marthinius Thomassen (1845–1925) and Laura Christine Thoresen (1847–1931). He made his stage debut in 1900 at Centralteatret. He served as theatre director of Stavanger Faste Scene from 1918 to 1921, and of Den Nationale Scene in Bergen from 1925 to 1931.
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He chaired the Norwegian Actors' Equity Association from 1915 to 1918, and from 1924 to 1925.
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In 1904, he was married to Ingebjørg Klafstad (1878–1961) and was the father of actor-director Knut Thomassen (1921–2002).
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