Not so long ago, I was really lucky to have had the opportunity to audition and perform as part of the drama group for Create East's 2011 production, "THE BUTTON".
In just three days, 200 primary students talented in band, choir, dance, drama and visual arts came together and brought to life "THE BUTTON". "THE BUTTON" is a story about a girl who finds a mysterious button which teleports her to the future. Her initial excitement upon arrival changes when she digs below the surface of the complex possible future. She befriends a lovestruck boy who ends up working beside her in an attempt to be free.
Twenty Sydney Region Public Schools were involved and I was the only student from Connells Point Public School which was a little awkward at first but it didn't take me very long before I met some really nice people who I still keep in touch with now.
The three-day workshop was hard work as we had to be at the theatre early in the morning till late in the afternoon. On the day of the performance we practiced, rehearsed and worked a whole 12 hours. It was exhausting but I had so much fun. I had three roles in the production. I was a high school teacher, a police officer and lastly, I was student at the school disco. We performed 2 shows on the evening of the performance and the theatre was full house for both performances. The cheers and applause we got from our audiences was fantastic.
I came back from that experience with new friends, new skills, and a whole lot more confidence in me. Create East was brilliant.