Drama Kings & Queens Need a Kingdom by Bethany Carlos
Everybody needs an outlet. The gym, a coffee date with that friend, yelling at the footy. We each learn enough about ourselves to know, “this is where I can be safe and just let it out”. My four year old needs to play fight with his dad as an outlet for all his energy. My parents told me that out of my five siblings, I threw the most tantrums. I needed an outlet. I was a queen with no kingdom and my siblings didn’t appreciate being my royal subjects. Life can be overwhelming as an adult and it can be even more overwhelming for young people, especially because they haven’t yet discovered how to let it out in a healthy way.
For myself, I found that my inherent desire to over dramatise worked for the stage and in my playwriting. Now, I see so many young people who are drama kings and queens in search for their kingdom. Needing a safe place to let it out and express themselves. Dramatic kids may not be loud or rambunctious like I was. Often they are quietly observing the world around them. Given the chance they really want to make some noise about the world they are taking in, looking for an outlet. I love being around these kids and if you have this sort of royalty in your home. We would love to meet them and give them an outlet for their creativity. 2020 Enrolments are now open at alabastertheatre.com for Semester One.