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Q&A with Daniel Lynch, Drama Teacher — Concordia Campus

1. Where were you before this and what persuaded you to join Concordia College?

I was teaching at Aberfoyle Park High School as the only Drama teacher. The opportunity to work with other leading Drama teachers at Concordia and reinvigorate the Drama space was an exciting opportunity.

2. Three words to describe you.

Dedicated, organised, light-hearted.

3. What is your motivation or inspiration in your role?

Drama has the power to change people's lives - whether that is a young person making connections with their peers and discovering their passion and identity (super important with teenagers today!), or an audience member having their perspectives challenged and emotions provoked. The joy when a young person tells me, years after they have finished learning with me, that what we did in Drama changes who they are inspires me to continue each day with my current students.

4. If you had a superpower, what would it be?

I also coach trampoline gymnastics, so I wish I could fly - it would make my life so easy!

5. Who would you invite to a dinner party of six guests and why? Alternatively, tell us something you might like to share that we could not possibly know?

In my own Year 12 production, I played a five-year-old on their first day at school and the script required me to 'have a little accident' onstage! The magic of theatre - I will say no more!