Our Team

Andrew Coates MA Dip Ed
Tutor: HSC and Adults Classes
Co-director of UpStage

Andrew CoatesAndrew is Head of Drama at a local Senior School with over 15 years teaching experience. He has taught in public, independent and Catholic schools and is an experienced HSC Drama exam marker.

After completing his Master of Arts in Classics, Andrew managed to find a way to marry his passion for history with his love for drama and performing by exploring Museum Theatre. In his association with Tocal Homestead, a place of historical significance in the Hunter, Andrew has created and directed original performances that help bring the past to life. 

Andrew is an award winning director, winning a CONDA award for his Young People’s Theatre production of ‘The Golden Masque of Agamemnon’ in 2001.