THOMAS TOPPLER, BORN 1985, STARTED TO PLAY THE DRUMS AT THE AGE OF 6 AND BEGAN HIS STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GRAZ IN AUSTRIA AT THE AGE OF 14. THOMAS COMPLETED HIS DEGREE IN CLASSICAL PERCUSSION AND HAS SINCE PLAYED WITH MANY DIFFERENT ORCHESTRAS WORLDWIDE, INCLUDING THE "VIENNA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA", "CHAMBER ORCHESTRA VIENNA", "VOLKSOPER WIEN" AND "CONCENTUS MUSICUS". AFTER COMPLETING HIS MASTERS DEGREE THOMAS MOVED TO PARIS, FRANCE WHERE HE TRAINED AT THE "ECOLE PHILIPPE GAULIER", A WORLD-FAMOUS THEATRE AND CLOWN SCHOOL. HE COMPLETED HIS THEATRICAL TRAINING IN JUNE 2012. THOMAS IS A CO-CREATOR OF THE THEATRE COMPANY "SHIP OF FOOLS". BASED IN London, THEIR last PRODUCTION, FROM THE CRADLE TO THE BIN, ENJOYED A SUCCESSFUL TOUR THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM IN 2014 AND 2015. In mid 2016 he directed their most recent show called "Birds of Paradies". IN 2013 THOMAS WAS INVITED TO GENEVA TO ACT IN ALBAHACA, A PRODUCTION OF THE "THEATRE SPIRALÉ COMPANY". IN APRIL 2015, he MADE HIS FILM DEBUT IN AN AUSTRIAN FEATURE ENTITLED "BLOCKBUSTER".

IN MARCH 2014, thomas DIRECTED A MUSICAL CABARET FEATURING THE AUSTRIAN BRASSBAND, "DA BLECHHAUFN" and THE "LOUIE'S CAGE PERCUSSION" ENSEMBLE. In 2015 he created a show with the CLARINETte Ensemble "Quartart" and directed the woodbrass ENSEMBLE "fräulein schlemmer's frühstücksrunde".

IN LATE 2015 HE WAS COMMISSIONED TO CREATE AND DIRECT A NEW SHOW FOR DA BLECHHAUF'N WHICH PREMIERed IN FEBRUARY 2016.

in late 2016 he created an advertising spot for caritas vienna.

In late 2017 he created advertising spots for caritas vienna and for neunerhaus, a facility for homeless people and started to teach bouffon-theatre at linzer schauspielakademie.

In 2018 held a bouffonworkshop at “tag - theater” in vienna. he also started to teach Le jeu and characters at “schule des theaters” in vienna.

In 2019 he directed a short musical piece called “50 shades of amadé” for the mozartwochen in salzburg. he CREATED and DIRECTED for the third time a new show for “Da Blechhauf’n”.

HE IS ALSO A founder MEMBER OF „THE ERLKINGS“.

THOMAS ENJOYS AN EXCITING AND DIVERSE CAREER AS A MUSICIAN, DIRECTOR and theatre teacher.

 

E-mail:   ttoppler@gmx.at

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