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My Journey So Far @ Media Academy Drama

Posted by TheGeek from Cardiff - Published on 21/06/2014 at 16:18
2 comments » - Tagged as Education, People, Stage

  • Theatre Masks

I want to be an actress. To be on television, or in the theatre, entertaining people is the one thing I have always wanted to do.

Recently, I consider myself to be going through a rough time. High school seems to be getting worse by the day; my friendship group is changing constantly; arguments are flying everywhere and I don’t feel like I am the same ‘happy’ person everyone used to know me as anymore.

Due to this, my mother decided that it would be a great idea for me to join a club. I found this difficult, as I’ve never really responded well to being placed in the middle of a load of people my age who’ve known each other for a while. But I agreed, I was simply far too bored and alone to not take up such an opportunity.

After some researching, I decided I wanted to attend Media Academy Drama, a free drama group for 12-16 year olds.

I was extremely nervous when I arrived, as I hadn’t been to a club, or met new people, in years, but I needn’t have been. As soon as I walked through the small blue door (that as I was approaching I was panicking about whether it was a push or pull door) of Media Academy Cardiff, I was welcomed instantly. I honestly tell you now, that I have never, in my life, felt so in place as quickly as I did there.

I was invited into a group of three girls, who I now get along with so well! And they boosted my confidence so much that it’s having a positive effect on my school life as well! I recently got a level 8 (which in my school is the highest you can get) in Drama, because these wonderful people managed to help me in so many ways, I will always be grateful to them!

After finishing our performance with masks (in which I played a lion), we moved on to a full play! Our auditions were not the usual: "here’s a script, learn it, we’ll choose the best". These auditions were basically an hour-and-a-half of playing drama games, where we had to improvise and we were tested on how well we could fix a broken scenario on the spot (just in case we ever forgot our lines on stage)!

After a week of hoping I did okay, I arrived at Media Academy Drama again and I got the part I wanted! I am so, so, happy!

Soon after we all got our parts, we performed the first scene at the Wales Millennium Centre at a graduation! The nerves were unreal!

Overall, the best thing about Media Academy Drama is I honestly think I gained a good few friends for life, and I really do look forward to working with them weekly!

I highly recommend any club to kids and teenagers, they are extremely beneficial!

Organisations Â» Media Academy Cardiff - BTEC Creative Media, Media Academy Drama, Show Choir

MeicCymru.org - Advocacy, information and advice helpline for children and young people

Info Â» People in Your Life Â» Communication and When Things Go Wrong

Info Â» Things To Do Â» The Arts Â» Acting, Drama and Theatre

Events Â» June 2014: Sprout Editorial Group Meeting

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Sam Sprout (Editor)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Commented 23 months ago - 21st June 2014 - 13:21pm

Hi The Geek! Big question... was it a pull or push door?

Also I guess our editorial group meetings are kind of like a group, last Thursday of the month in Central Library y'all!



Commented 23 months ago - 22nd June 2014 - 09:21am

It was in fact a push door! Luckily, I got it right...

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