Theatre workshop allows young thespians to throw a little drama
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