Discipline paying off
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.