The­atre work­shops

The­atre work­shop al­lows young thes­pi­ans to throw a lit­tle drama

The Weekend Post - - News - DANAELLA WIVELL danaella.wivell@news.com.au

Marta Rubu­lis can be a bit of a drama queen dur­ing the hol­i­days and is ex­cited to take part in The Young Com­pany The­atre work­shop.

MARTA Rubu­lis can be a bit of a drama queen dur­ing the school hol­i­days.

The nine-year-old ac­tor is ex­cited to take part in an­other The Young Com­pany The­atre (TYC) hol­i­day work­shop next week.

She said tak­ing on the chal­lenges the di­rec­tors pre­sented was the best way to spend her days away from school.

“They’re about dif­fer­ent things. Some­times you do dances or you have to learn your lines with­out a script,” she said. “You get to make up your char­ac­ters. It’s a lot bet­ter than be­ing at home all day.”

She said other chil­dren should give act­ing a go, even if they’d never been on stage be­fore.

“Drama is fun be­cause you can act and show how good you are and you can make lots of friends,” she said.

Di­rec­tor Mike El­liott said the classes were all about get­ting chil­dren on the stage and out of their com­fort zones.

“It’s about those so­cial con­nec­tions. It’s to give kids the op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore their cre­ativ­ity in a fun so­cial en­vi­ron­ment,” he said.

“It’s re­ally re­ward­ing to see these kids put some­thing to­gether and be able to show­case it proudly.”

He promised no child would be bored dur­ing the pro­gram.

“It’s def­i­nitely not like school. It’s re­ally im­por­tant for us to make sure there is a so­cial, fun as­pect,” he said.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit they­oung­com­pany.com.au DON’T MISS: School hol­i­day puz­zle pages from Mon­day in the Cairns Post PLUS: More hol­i­day ac­tiv­i­ties and sug­ges­tions in Tues­day’s Cairns Sun

GIVE IT A GO: The Young Com­pany The­atre per­form­ers (from left) Wizard Evan Porter, queen Marta Rubu­lis, king Ai­dan Stemp, li­brar­ian Ai­dan El Ma­jda and pi­rate Ava Bradley. Pic­ture: BREN­DAN RADKE

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