Principal Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts

Drayton Morley

Tutors / Acting

Professional Experience

Drayton is a NIDA graduate and is a recipient of a Mike Walsh Fellowship (NIDA) allowing him to study at the acclaimed physical theatre school Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France.

Drayton has appeared in many of Australia’s iconic television series including Seven Network’s Home and Away, All Saints and Always Greener, Nine Networks Cops: LAC, The Alice, Water Rats and the international children’s comedy Me and My Monsters screening on Network Ten and BBC TV in the UK.

Drayton’s films include Wincap Film’s Picture This and Emerald Film’s Bits and Pieces and the award winning short Photocopier directed by Louise Alston. His most recent performance is in Being Gavin produced by 76 Pictures.

Drayton has worked extensively with many Australian theatre companies. Some of his credits include: for Ensemble Theatre: Animals Out Of Paper, Little Nell, Market Forces; for Belvoir Street Theatre: 7 Blow Jobs, Edmond, Chicks Will Dig You; for Darlinghurst Theatre: Love Song, The Memory of Water; for Bell Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, Actors at Work for Griffin Theatre: The Coming of Stork for Railway Street Theatre: Twelfth Night, Spring Awakening, Two Weeks with the Queen; for Theatre of Image: Carnival of the Animals and for Merrigong Theatre Company: The Dapto Chaser, Dead Man Brake and The Man who Dreamt the Stars and Barking Gecko Theatre’s (WA) This Girl Laughs.

Musical theatre credits include: Hair for Elston Hocking and Woods, Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom for Prophet Productions, the gala concert of Breast Wishes for Bien-Etre Productions and Sunday in the Park with George for Q Theatre.

A passionate supporter of Australian script-writing, Drayton is the founder and Literary Manager of the script development organization Parnassus’ Den.