Our Drama Director

Paul Tomei has been a full time Drama Teacher at El Dorado High School in Placerville, California for the past 19 years. He received a B.A in Theater from C.S.U Sacramento, and studied Acting at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, Ca. Paul received his Teaching Credential from Chapman University and most recently went back to school to receive an  M.A in Directing from The Chicago College of Performing Arts.

Paul currently teaches two sections of Beginning Drama, one section of Advanced Drama, a Theater Technology course and a Play Production class. In his almost two decades of teaching and directing, Paul has received many honors and awards. In 2006 Paul was one of 6 recipients in the State of California to receive The Carlston Famiy Foundation Outstanding Teachers of America Award.

In addition, Paul is continually nominated by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance for Direction and Overall Production for his plays, and has received the prestigious Elly Award 15 times. Paul’s students have gone on to perform on Broadway, Regional Theatre ,  TV and Film and have started their own professional theatre companies.


561 Canal Street, Placerville, CA 95667

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