Aside from the main goal of producing a stellar production, performing live and having a blast doing what you love to do, there are so many benefits to joining a drama group.
By Interchange Australia Marketing Coordinator Kelly Taylor.
At Interchange Australia, we offer two drama groups – “Show Stoppers” is as part of our Day Options Program called and this is held on a weekly basis across all locations as an introduction into the world of stage plays and drama games. Show Stoppers is a super fun group where you can really get a feel for what drama groups are all about. Then we have the “Stage Fright Players” with classes held on a weekly basis in Bowral. The Stage Fright Players has been running for more than ten years and has produced some hugely successful original stage plays over these years.
Led by notable drama teacher Mandy from SHYAC who has decades of experience with productions, performances as well as teaching, accompanied by experienced and highly qualified support staff, the Stage Fright Players presents a fantastic opportunity for any person with disability.
Whether you are interested in live performances and wanting to become a serious performer or even just be involved in the production of plays from a behind the scenes perspective, the Stage Fright Players helps you focus on your individual strengths to see you excel.
Aside from the main goal of producing a stellar production, performing live and having a blast doing what you love to do, there are so many benefits to joining a drama group;
Improvement of mood, what could be more fun than hanging out with your friends as you work on script writing and the production of a stage play? While it may become stressful at times leading up to performance times, there is always time for fun and laughter with your friends. When you are having fun all stress and anxiety seems to disappear!
Communication Skills, with any drama group communication is key, so naturally, those skills used to communicate with others will improve. Whether it be via script writing, rehearsals, costume and prop design or stage layout – communication becomes a natural part of getting the job done without even thinking about it.
As you become a better communicator, your self-esteem naturally grows, as does your social circle as you develop and build friendships with the people you are working with. With better communication skills, you are naturally able to develop and maintain friendships wherever you go.
Finally, there would not be a drama group without creativity! At the Stage Fright Players, all of our plays are original scripts written by the members of the group, this opens a world of opportunity to be creative, use your imagination and express yourself!
To find out how you can make the change and join Show Stoppers or the Stage Fright Players.