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Our Production Team

Trinitas Theatricals in Southern New South Wales was founded by a team of young theatre lovers and entertainment professionals. Learn more about each of them by reading their respective biographies.

Thomas Moss

Tom took his first step into the world of amateur theatre by playing a minor role in Magic Box Productions' 2008 season of Jekkyl and Hyde. His love for theatre has grown exponentially since and it quickly became a big part of his life.

After a string of ensemble and minor roles over the next two years, Tom's first lead role came while playing the part of John Proctor in Highland Theatre Group’s (HTG) production of The Crucible (2012), an experience that he will certainly never forget. Other memorable roles include Patrick Simmons in A Murder is Announced (2015), Ali Hakim in Oklahoma (2015) and Lenny Ganz in Rumors (2015), all with HTG.

When not entertaining audiences onstage, Tom has taken a liking to behind-the-scenes work fulfilling the role of both understudy and ASM in Pigs Fly's first two productions, The Importance of Being Earnest (2014) and Little Shop of Horrors (2015). He also had stage manager credits for Quartet (2015) and Murder on the Nile (2016) with HTG, as well as Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (2016) with CMS Productions.

Ashleigh Smith

Ashleigh has been involved in dance and theatre for the past 17 years. After performing with HTG in their productions of My Fair Lady and Oliver! and studying many forms of dance as a child, she decided to focus on classical ballet while enjoying her love of theatre on the side.

Ashleigh was accepted into the prestigious McDonald Performing Arts College for her high school years where she majored in Classical Ballet and Dance History. She was also a coryphée with the Premier State Ballet for three years.

Since returning to the Southern Highlands, Ashleigh has rejoined the theatre community, performing as Zanetta in the HTG production of The Music Man and as Mona in Chicago.

Ashleigh teaches classical ballet, pas de deux, musical theatre and dance history. Recently, she has been involved in the dinner theatre production of Holdup at Jeffery's Inn. Ashleigh looks forward to working with our clients and producing high-quality theatre.

David Preston

David has only been involved in theatre for three years. However, in that time, he has performed and assisted in a variety of productions, such as Prince Eric in New and Used Productions’ The Little Mermaid, CMS Productions’ I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Ernest Worthing in Pigs Fly Productions’ The Importance of Being Earnest, Curly McLain in HTG’s Oklahoma!, Glenn Cooper in HTG's Rumours, and Johnny "Flash" Gilbert in Holdup at Jeffery's Inn.

In 2015, David took home the award Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) Awards for his portrayal of Ernest in The Importance of Being Earnest. He was also nominated for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his frightening portrayal of Orin Scrivello (DDS) in Pigs Fly Productions’ second show, Little Shop of Horrors.

David has also worked backstage for On for Young and Old Productions’ Fawlty Towers and Shirley Valentine. He co-starred in CMS Productions’ Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.

James Archer

James has been involved in theatre and the Arts since the age of 12. A passion for the technical side of theatre developed early and during his later high school years, he became involved in local groups including HTG and The Southern Highlands Youth Arts Council (SHYAC) both on and offstage. After finishing school, James began working for local entertainment equipment hire company Events Pro Shop, which he continued during his University years.

After University, James was offered the opportunity to work at the Sydney Opera House as a Lighting Operator. His 18 months spent on everything from Harry Conic Junior to VIVID, Operas and Ballet provided him with invaluable experience and insight into lighting in professional theatre on an international scale.

In 2011, James began working for an in-house contractor at the Opera House, State Automation, working with all the technical systems inside and outside venues for stage machinery, automation and lighting. He has since travelled extensively in South East Asia, working on systems in the Malaysian State Theatre, Singapore Esplanade and several others. After several years managing maintenance works for lighting and automation at the Opera House, James has now been given the privilege of Contract Manager of the Opera House Contract for State Automation. In his spare time, James still enjoys being involved in local theatre groups for technical requirements and is now looking forward to providing technical support and management experience for Trinitas Theatricals.