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#FacesOfSD: Wyatt Tithof
Wyatt Tithof

Senior Wyatt Tithof has earned great acclaim for his theatrical talent, placing third in the English Speaking Union's Regional Shakespeare Competition. Also active in Student Council and acting as Student Ambassador, Wyatt enjoys playing music as he and friends take weekend drives into San Francisco to explore the city.

Hometown: Fairfax, CA
 
Q. Why did you choose to attend San Domenico?

A. I chose to attend SD mainly because of the closely tied community that cares for each other and respects their individual talents and passions. Also, as an actor, who wouldn’t want to participate in the incredible performing arts program?!
 
Q. What is a memorable project or class you've taken at SD, and why?  

A. A memorable project at SD for me was most definitely participating in the 2019 Spring play, “Noises Off”. I honestly don’t think that I have ever had this much fun on stage in my life. All my fellow actors were at the top of their game, and we all had great chemistry, which was able to boost us through all four shows.

Q. Who is a SD teacher that has enriched your life, and how/why?

A. Ok, I have two, because I honestly can’t choose.

  1. Jen Grimes. I 100% mean it when I say I probably would not have gotten into ANY college for acting if it wasn’t for her constant support and help. Whether it was writing numerous recommendations or meeting with me to practice Shakespeare, I cannot thank her enough for her support through my three years with her. Every project I have worked with her on has been a wonderful experience. She is a great teacher and her high energy in the morning reduces my need for a caffeine drink.
  2. Dirk Weiss. Easily one of the coolest guys I have ever met in my life. There are times where I will actually join class early just to talk to him about music. I mean, this dude has been around! He told me that when he was around my age, he saw Jimi Hendrix live! I also love his class, “Mystery and Crime”, and the books that we read and the films we watch. I’m sad that I was only his student for a semester, but I had a great time in his class.

Q. What is your favorite annual event at SD?

A. It’s gotta be Day on the Green. I mean, who doesn’t love the sun, live music, and yearbook signing? It’s a great way to bring the community together and properly say goodbye to the seniors in fun fashion.
 
Q. What activities do you participate in at SD?

A. I participate in theatre, National Honor Society, student council, basketball (the best benchwarmer out there), a student ambassador, music, and more.

Q. Do you have any hidden talents?

A. Yes! I can do a number of impressions from movies and TV shows.

Q. What makes a “good day” at school?

A. Any day without tests.

Q. What is a favorite city you’ve visited, and why is it special to you?

A. Easily, Los Angeles. The music and film history, the industries there (music and film), the weather, the opportunities, the food, the terrain, and the inspiration are all reasons why I love it so much, and I sincerely hope to spend most of my life there.

Q. When do you feel joyful?  

A. When I immerse myself in nature, when I watch films, when I act, and when I listen to music.
 
Q. What is your ideal weekend?

A. Calling up some of my friends, getting in a car and driving to the city while listening to music.

Q. What are your “trapped on a desert island” books or movies?

A. Books: The Last Night In The Viper Room, Scar Tissue, The Revenant

Movies: “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”, ”GoodFellas”, “Pulp Fiction”

Q. What academic accomplishments have filled you with pride?

A. Getting through high school with a strong GPA while juggling extracurriculars has filled me with pride.

Q. What personal accomplishments have filled you with pride?

A. All of the work that I have put into my acting craft over the years, and knowing that there is still so much more to learn. I can’t wait.