WORKSHOP FACILITATED BY Madeleine Matzer FOR THE Darling iAfrica Drama Queens
Script: ‘The Strike’
written together with Madeleine Matzer and the Darling iAfrica Drama Queens.
Inge Bos sent Madeleine Matzer from Holland to SA to help the Drama Queens. We started with the workshop on 7 May to 18 May. Inge cares about the community of Darling, especially those with talent.
Madeleine met with us a day before the workshop started, this was a very good ice breaker. The first day we were very nervous, because after discussions, the Drama Queens decided to do the play in English for Voorkamerfest 2012. Ivy said “hoe gaan ons die Hollandse vrou verstaan”.
We started speaking English every day, afraid to use the wrong words. Madeleine was very patient, we laughed a lot but also learnt so much – she made us feel like a family!
Madeleine taught us how to put the play together and how to improve our acting. The highlight of the workshop was the exercises. From the exercises we learnt how to listen to each other. Then think before acting and how to concentrate. We loved it! – we are no longer nervous and look forward to do the play in English so the audience will understand our message at the Voorkamerfest 2012.
Ons skrik vir niks!!
Darling iAfrica Drama Queens