Dis­ci­pline pay­ing off

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Stepping -

PEPPERMINT Grove teenager Maia Har­lap has won first place for the Year 11 Dra­matic Mono­logue in the 2017 Perth Speech and Drama Fes­ti­val.

The 15-year-old Perth Mod­ern Stu­dent per­formed a three­minute mono­logue from Adult Child/dead Child, a one-per­son show about a young woman con­fronted with ex­ces­sive dis­ci­pline and pun­ish­ment from her par­ents.

“I found it re­ally fun be­cause the char­ac­ter was so in­tense; she was very in­ter­est­ing and there was so much to con­sider to make sure I didn’t por­tray her in an ex­ag­ger­ated way,” Maia said.

“I in­ter­preted the piece as a con­ver­sa­tion to her ther­a­pist.”

Maia is also an avid script and story writer and hopes to pur­sue both on-stage and be­hind-thestage roles in fu­ture.

She was also awarded a Highly Com­mended (sec­ond place) in the Year 11/12 Di­a­logue at the fes­ti­val.

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