Twin Cities playwright, screenwriter, actor, director and talent agent Tom Poole died Wednesday at Region's Hospital in St. Paul, surrounded by family. He had been in a coma with severe brain trauma after being struck by a car June 24 in St. Paul.
 
Although Poole, 56, acted on a variety of stages, he was best known for plays produced at the Children's Theatre, the Illusion and the former Theatre de la Jeune Lune. He and actor Chris Carlson recently completed a Web/TV series.
  
A native of Warren, Ark., Poole studied theater at the University of Arkansas, where he earned a master's degree in 1976 in theater and film. He earned a master of fine arts degree in creative writing in 1980 from Bowling Green State University.
 
He and his wife, Geanette, own Talent Poole, an agency that represents scores of Twin Cities voice, screen and stage actors. Survivors include two daughters. There is no information about services.