What is it? Who are they? What are they? So, what is Drama People? Well you could think of it this way... Imagine a bunch of people from completely different walks of life coming together, teaming up, putting their differences aside, encouraging one another, and working hard to make a performance. Some might chuckle and say, “Does such a thing truly exist?” Yes. Yes, it does. Drama People is simply people coming together to worship God with their gift of acting, tech, and leadership. Over my two years of being with Drama People and seeing it and the people around me grow, I am always reminded of one thing- how talented God has made us. I know that may sound very mushy and “inspirational,” but it is true!
Drama People has taught me to understand that the people around me are so talented and blessed by God. It still amazes me how the individuals that make Drama People can be so talented and still view each other equal and remain humble. As if humility isn’t good enough, did I mention teamwork? Let me put it this way. If Drama People didn’t have good teamwork, nothing would ever get done. Teamwork is so essential in anything you do in life. And Drama People is the embodiment of teamwork.
Every play we do, there must be props, stage management, costumes, lights, sound cues, line memorization, and characterization. All for one play. How would Drama People get such tasks done if they didn’t have teamwork? Every play the individuals that make Drama People come together and put their differences aside to obtain one goal- to worship God with their talent.
Drama People has played an important role in my life personally. Learning how to be talented and knowing your skill but not letting it boost your arrogance of your own capability as well as not letting your talent make you categorize people by what they are bad at and what you are good at is what Drama people has also taught me. Teamwork isn’t only just coming together and taking an idea and accomplishing it. It's remembering that everyone has an opinion, and that everyone’s opinion, no matter how odd, should be heard and given equal attention. This can be challenging when you believe you have a perfect idea that fits the solution or solves the need. But how teamwork truly works in Drama People is everyone giving an opinion and all of them coming together to make a fitting resolution. In summary Drama People has played a necessary role for me teaching me the importance of working hard at something and how to worship God with our talents. And all of this is possible by the people that make Drama People what it truly is.
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We are the drama class of the Shanan Co-op in Franklin, TN.