Torrance lists his University Hill Secondary School drama teacher, Sally Stubbs, as being a particular inspiration to his career.
Torrance has been acting since the age of twelve when he was encouraged to join the school choir as a way of coming out of his shell.
Torrance Coombs: As far as being an actor goes, it's a profession with a lot of ups and downs, but I'm not really sure that it's a whole lot more unstable than other things.
Torrance Coombs: The ideal thing that theatre is supposed to do is to provoke discussion. The opportunity to speak with the audience is a good thing because audiences at Bard are very smart and open to thematic discussions.