Melanie Gillespie is an author and the founder of Mel O’Drama School of Acting in Milton. She was in studio this morning to talk about her latest book Darlene and the Drama Queen and how acting can help kids to develop confidence. More
How did you play when you were a child? Maybe you were one of the athletic kids, racing the other kids across the asphalt and inventing new games. Maybe you were curious and enterprising, concocting experiments with the condiments in your fridge. Maybe you spent those endless days getting lost in a box of crayons, or in the pages of a comic book. No matter how we chose to play as tykes, the pure joy we felt in doing so is something most of us continue to chase well into our adult lives. It never gets easier to let go of our everyday burdens and enjoy a simple game — in fact, it only seems to get harder year by year.