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Back to School Week 1

Remember that time when you walked into new school, in the wrong school uniform and thinking, “Please accept me.” That’s how I felt on my first day at John Bolton Theatre, embarking on a full-time 4 month acting course.

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This is for me.

Holy Moly crazy stuff. I just completed my first week of Acting/Clowning/Theatre school, and I fucking love it. Sorry for the swearing. But it is the only way to express how grateful I am. It has taken me 2 years to finally say yes to a full time course, and I want to thank 16th Street for nurturing me in the term classes. It was truly special to realise that this is my full-time job. This is what I want to do for the rest of my life. Why not give myself 4 months to learn, cultivate, devise and play. For me. Like a person who does further study i.e. Doctor, Accountant, Research. Why not give it back to me?

Before starting the course I had enormous anxiety. Why I was starting a course at 31. Why I had waited this long? Would I learn anything from it?

And my man looked at me and said, “Diana this is your time. You are doing it for you.”


How has it been in three words?

Exciting. Observing. Me Time. Okay 4 words!

Imagine spending 25 hours a week doing things for yourself. Learning about yourself and other people around you. Observing your own habits and seeing how you can untangle from it. Laughing and connecting with similar minded people. So bloody excited.

So thank you to Week 1. My 17 new playmates. My 5 new teachers. To myself.

I am proud of you. Enjoy.


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