In English, we were assigned task 6 which required groups to visually represent, in a play, an issue or problem in society. My group investigated the issue of sexism in workplaces, particularly those that are male-dominated.
The outline of the play was that a woman was hired reluctantly, however, a series of events saw her prove her value and knowledge, eventually leading her to be promoted to a position of authority. Upon finding out that we had to perform a drama play in front of the class, I was quite nervous and reluctant to do it, however, I used my resilience to get me through. In the past, I have not been very confident with public speaking, and the idea of having to perform a play in front of the class had me feeling anxious.
My group and I had rehearsed the play many times, so were confident with our performance. It helped mentally that we knew we were prepared. Rehearsing the play also made me, and my group, use resilience as practicing the play brought its own challenges. It would have been easy to give up and leave it to the day, as performing was something I was not very confident with. By pushing myself to rehearse the play and be resilient along the way, it really helped our final performance.
As seen below, these were the props we used. When we were midway through the performance, an issue occurred, our prop kept falling and no matter how many times I picked it up, it just fell again. The class started to realize, and it was quite embarrassing, this hadn’t happened in our rehearsals. This previously would have caused me stress, however, I used resilience to get me through it. Resilience is quite an important skill that can help a person bounce back after something disappointing happens; something that is built over time. This experience has given me confidence that I have the ability to overcome challenging situations using my resilience.