Toowoomba Grammar School

Drama News

Toowoomba Grammar School boys are fortunate to be able to work with some very talented TGS Old Boys in this first term.  In Week 5, Tim Dashwood will be visiting the School to run physical theatre, stage combat, slapstick and farce workshops with both classes and TiGAA groups.  Tim is a very talented actor and stage combat director having worked professionally in theatre companies all around Australia as an actor, most recently directing the stage combat sequences for the Australian Ballet’s production of Spartacus.

In addition to this, after the success of TiGAA’s The Three Musketeers in 2018, TGS Old Boy Christopher Thompson has agreed to work with the students again this year on the creation of the end of year production.  Christopher has recently finished his Masters of Directing through the  highly sort after program at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney and has relocated to Brisbane to further his involvement in theatre creation and direction. Christopher will be working with the students from this term to begin the creative process for the end of year presentation.

Students interested in the area of film making will be excited to know that we are welcoming TGS Old Boy, Clancy Sinnamon back to the school in April for a three day ‘Shoot Out Film Making Festival’.  Clancy studied Film and Television at Bond University and was immediately employed with the Cricket Network to follow the Australian Cricket team around the world as a cameraman.  An avid film maker all throughout school, Clancy’s passion is making short films.  Over the three days Clancy will instruct 10  students who have an interest in this area through the creation, directing, editing and post production process involved in film making.  The boys will have an end product which will be premiered at our first TGS ‘Shoot Out Film Making Festival’.