Thomas first developed his love for performance in high school drama, and to this day he remains passionate about drama education for young students.
Using his significant industry experience, Thomas creates and delivers workshops, masterclasses and extended artist-in-residence secondments for Primary and Secondary students. In 2018, this included a director-in-residence role at Brisbane Girls Grammar School, where Thomas directed a student production of Debra Oswald’s Stories in The Dark.
The workshops he provides can be offered as part of your core curriculum time, beyond school hours and to compliment your co-curricular drama or performing arts program. Thomas also offers special interest classes such as acting for screen, which allows students to engage with the equipment and processes required for screen tests. He also offers audition training for those keen to pursue performance opportunities beyond the school context.
Thomas works across a range of theatrical styles and curriculum areas including (but not limited to):
Shakespearean and Elizabethan Theatre
Brecht, Epic and Political Theatre
Realism (including Magical and Heightened Realism) and Naturalism
Script analysis and character development
Ensemble and devising processes
Acting Techniques and approaches
Note: The hourly base rate for workshops in inner-city schools is $200 per hour. Longer contracts or ongoing commitments may attract a reduced hourly fee or a negotiated and mutually agreeable total cost. Prices and packages may vary depending on your specific requirements.
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“Thomas’s nurturing and energetic approach supported the students’ development of skills and capacity to take artistic risks on stage. His professionalism, organisation and flexibility to align with our School’s learning context was a testament to his desire to cultivate students’ talent in a meaningful way.”
—Tanya Neilsen, Head of Drama, Brisbane Grammar School
“Thom generously shares his passion and knowledge with staff and students to complement and enhance the work explored in class. His practical sessions are positive, purposeful and equip students with vital skills applicable to performances, auditions and future arts opportunities.”
—Michelle Crouch, Head of Drama, Somerville House
“Thomas has an amazing ability to connect with students of all age groups and deliver high-quality workshops with amazing outcomes. His knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of dramatic forms and styles make his series of workshops both memorable and fun for all students.”
—Mitchell Holmes, Dance and Drama Teacher, Centenary State High School
PREVIOUS SCHOOL CLIENTS INCLUDE
All Hallows' School
Brisbane Boys College
Brisbane Girls Grammar School
Brisbane Grammar School
Capalaba State College
Ipswich Grammar School
Moreton Bay College
Palm Beach Currumbin SHS
Redcliffe State High School
Redemeer Lutheran College
St Rita's College