How the world became my stage

How the world became my stage

Hi, I’m Amy and I’m 18 from Leeds.

 

I have done Drama ever since I can remember from doing local community shows to recently becoming a national youth member, drama has always played a big role in my life. A drama environment is where I’ve felt most comfortable in myself and where I’ve have created many of my lifelong friendships as I don't think any other subject brings people together like Drama does. 

 

I joined this course because I like the emphasis of the practical elements and the links it has to theatres. One play that has inspired me is 'the s**t' which was about a probation officer trying to help a young offender after coming out of prison. I thought it was a very powerful, moving play that highlighted how inefficient the prison system is and how the people who are putting in their all to help are often in no position of power and are constantly let down by people higher up in the institution. Political theatre is an area that really interests me.

 

I'm not entirely sure what I want to do after my degree but I know that I want to work in the creative sector, but I hope the next three years will help me and give me time to decide which avenue I want to go down.

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  • Great to have you on the programme Amy. I am curious about this play. You might also be interested in reading The Crackwalker by Judith Thompson.

  • Your passion for drama shines through in your post, and it's great to hear how it has been a central part of your life, fostering lasting friendships. Your interest in the practical elements of the course and its connections to theatres is promising. Could you share a specific memorable experience or role from your time in drama that had a significant impact on you? What aspects of political theatre intrigue you the most, and do you have any plans to explore this area further during your degree? Are there any particular creative roles or projects within the creative sector that currently pique your interest, even if you haven't made a final decision yet?

    Feel free to expand on your experiences, any influential productions, or your thoughts on your future in the creative sector. Your insights can provide valuable context and inspiration for your journey ahead.

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