Dramatic Addictives Keara Hayes, Tamara Cobban, Brigette Fletcher, Brandon and Bradley Chapman, Jack Mason, Elise Geeves and Danni Grainger.
Dramatic Addictives Keara Hayes, Tamara Cobban, Brigette Fletcher, Brandon and Bradley Chapman, Jack Mason, Elise Geeves and Danni Grainger. Alistair Brightman

Addictive Dramatics looking for a leading light

AS ADDICTIVE Dramatics prepares to take centre stage, the youth-based theatre company is still busy searching for a leading man.

Just weeks before the group is set to perform their latest play, Exstacey, at Hervey Bay's Zpac Theatre, they find themselves one man down after their male lead exited stage left.

"We're putting a call out for any guys who might be interested," said creative director Tamara Bailey.

"We're pretty desperate because we open in July."

Ms Bailey says that while much of the focus for young men in Australia is on sport, theatre teaches responsibility, independence and positive life skills.

The Bay-based group is busy rehearsing after being invited to teach the teachers with a student-led workshop at the Drama Australia National Conference in Hobart this October.

The conference will involve up to 15 members of Addictive Dramatics performing their piece, Seeking Hope, which won First Place Drama Presentation at the 2013 Maryborough Eisteddfod.

Ms Bailey said the play, which focuses on issues of boat people and detention centres, was developed by the student actors.

For more details, go to www.facebook.com/addictivedramatics.



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