Hello everyone! Today I would like to give you an insight into my experience of the Crann Centre’s Breaking Barriers Theatre Group. In this article my aim is to shine a light about how the weekly creative and fun-filled classes have had a positive impact on my life.
I first joined the Breaking Barriers in mid-2020 in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic. At the time, we had classes twice a week on a Tuesday and Thursday and even though the classes had to be held online using the zoom platform, I was over the moon to be given the opportunity to join the group on a regular basis. I had heard about the Breaking Barriers Theatre Group from fellow friends of whom were involved in the group and always wished I could be a part of the fun to experience the joy of acting and creative expression but it was too difficult to source the time and commitment, due to living in a rural area and the long distance travelling involved.
The more I got involved in the drama classes the more I felt motivated and optimistic to have fun and just “go for it”. Due to covid restrictions we had to pre-record our Christmas shows for 2020 and 2021 on zoom to watch back with family. It wasn’t the perfectly ideal situation, but lets face it, the shows were still a massive success and the talent of each person still came across as nothing less than amazing.
In 2022 I was able to attend the drama group a lot more in person but the golden moment for me was my first opportunity to perform in person with the breaking barriers adult group on June 22nd 2022 for our speed dating play. We had another performance recently in the Stack Theatre which was another surreal experience.
I’m so glad I joined breaking barriers. It’s changed my life.