Drama Alumni from Across the Years at Newington – Some of Our Stars
Across the years, Newington’s Drama program has produced a range of exceptionally talented young men who have gone on to make significant contributions to the Arts in Australia and beyond. Just a few Old Boys who have pursued careers in the dramatic and performing Arts are listed below.
Greg Haddrick (ON 1978)
Gregory Haddrick is a Logie winning screenwriter and film and television producer. Over the last decade he has won six AWGIE Awards s a writer, two AFi Awards as a producer, and an international Emmy Awards nomination as a writer and producer. If you’ve watched an Australian television drama in the past year, there’s a one in two chance it was written by Greg Haddrick – The Australian 2012. His writing and producing credits including from a long list Janet King, Crownies, Underbelly, Sons & Daughters and Home & Away.
Warwick Moss (ON 1965)
Warwick Moss is an actor, television personality and presenter, a dramatist and playwright for television as well as New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award winning writer for the stage. His credits include Come In Spinner, Scales of Justice, Mother and Son, Police Rescue, G. P., The Flying Doctors, Punishment, Blue Murder, Evil Angels, and Danny Deckchair. In 1993 he hosted the national television show The Extraordinary, which ran for four years and was sold to over 70 countries.
Andrew Tighe (ON 1973)
Andrew Tighe (pictured above on right with Geoffrey Rush in The Importance of Being Earnest) is an actor and theatre director. In 1980, Tighe made his professional acting debut with the Sydney Theatre Company in The Sunny South. Later that year he played the part of the painfully shy schoolboy, Matthew, in The STC’s production of Close of Play. He has since performed for many major theatre companies in Australia. In 1990, he joined the cast of the stage production of The Importance of Being Earnest as Algernon Moncrieff. This popular production ran between 1988 and 1992 and was televised by the ABC. Most recently, Tighe has been a member of the cast of the STC’s production of Uncle Vanya which has toured New York. Working predominantly in the theatre, he has also a list of television credits including Home and Away, Rogue Nation, All Saints, Grass Roots, Water Rats, Big Sky, G.P., Hampton Court, Edens Lost, Emma: Queen of the South Seas and A Country Practice.
Darren Yap (ON 1985)
Darren Yap is an actor and director and a graduate of NIDA’s Director’s Course and UWS Theatre Nepean. His credits as a director and associate director are wide ranging and varied and include Ladies Day Griffin Theatre Company, Miracle City Hayes Theatre, The Serpents Table Griffin Theatre Company, Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias and Joe DiPietro & Jimmy Roberts’ I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Seymour Centre, Cairo MISR Preshow Celebrations, King Kong Live on Stage Global Creatures, World Premiere, Miss Saigon Cameron Mackintosh Westend, Japan, Holland, Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK. He was resident director for the Australasian tour of Mamma Mia in Perth, Adelaide, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brisbane and Melbourne and also for the The Boy from Oz. His affilate director credits are Sydney Theatre Company for David Williamson’s The Great Man and Katherine Thomson’s Navigating and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts for Miracle City. He also has an extensive list of acting credits in theatre, film and television.