Partner & Executive Producer, Quixotic
Mica Thomas has been a Partner and Executive Producer at Quixotic since 2006. At a young age, he became involved with theatrical design, painting and photography, which later helped his decision to further his education in performing arts. Though Mica was raised in the beautiful city of Homer, Alaska, he decided to leave his state to attend Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. After graduating with his BFA in Theatrical Design, Mica attended the Masters Program for Lighting Design at Penn State. While studying there, he was awarded the Prestigious Creative Achievement Award. Mica has been recognized by peers and the community for his creativity and unique ability to bring a production to life. He has an extensive multidisciplinary background which stems from more than twenty years of experience in production design. Mica has earned his spot as Quixotic’s Executive Producer due to his diverse background and prodigious experience. Although Mica will admit that his experiences have led him to Quixotic, it is at Quixotic that he has been challenged and rewarded.
What makes KC a great environment for creativity and the arts?
I think that it has to do with the diverse groups of different types of artists in the area. There are so many different people that help to cultivate the arts. KC also offers many different artistic resources, along with a variety of alternative spaces that encourage people to think and discover in different ways.
What is your favorite spot in Kansas City?
It depends on my mood. There are some really cool parks around the region as well as some unique urban spaces … in the West Bottoms. Sometimes I want to be at Union Station or the Kauffman Center, but it definitely depends on the day. There are lots of different inspiring spaces.
Where's your favorite place outside of Kansas City?
Homer, Alaska. That’s where I grew up.
What's your most treasured possession?
My great grandmother gave me a silver dollar. It was the first dollar she ever earned.
Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Thor. Mainly because of the hammer.
Who do you most admire in real-life?
I would say my parents, for their sense of adventure. Artistically though, I’ve always admired James Turrell for his use of light and space, and his beard. Turrell’s instillation art pieces have been some of my greatest inspiration.
When and where are you happiest?
When I'm in nature.