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I’m sharing my top tips on how to stop and prevent backstage drama
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Hey theatre kids! Today we are talking all things DRAMA–and not the good kind. We’re talking about the gossip, the bullies, the hurt feelings, and more bad stuff. But it’s not a sad video–in fact, it’s a positive one! Because today we’re going to be discussing how to prevent and stop backstage drama!
Dealing with gossip, “tea”, and frenemies make doing musicals & plays a lot less fun. It’s definitely something everyone will encounter– especially if you’re doing teen community musical theatre or your school play. These are the strategies, tips, and advice that ended up helping me out the most when I was growing up as a #TheatreKid surrounded by drama.
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and if you're going to do something stupid which you shouldn't do because it's stupid at least be smart about it hey guys what's up it's me cat and welcome back to my channel today we're going to be talking about how to prevent backstage drama I do a Q&A pretty much almost every month over on my second channel I would say a very healthy dose of the questions that come in on Instagram are all about backstage drama backstage bullying basically behind the scenes problems backstage drama is the worst it's socks feelings end up getting hurt it takes away from the experience of being in a show and creating art it's just terrible and I think it's the thing that I miss the least from high school or like teen community theater and granted even as you grow up there is still drama backstage but it's still definitely there in pretty much every walk of life so today we're going to talk about how to prevent it if you're new to my channel hi my name is Kat Steele and I really like musicals I run a musical theater Internet cult this is the musical theatre internet cult and you can join the musical theater internet cult by hitting subscribe first we take over Broadway and then the more old classic world domination question of the day have you ever had to deal with backstage drama maybe it was something about you directly that you did have to deal with or maybe you saw something that someone else was involved with have you ever had any experiences with that let us know in the comments down below so let's talk about how to prevent or stop backstage drama my absolute number one tip is to just stay away from the drama queens there are people who just really like drama they get a rise out of it they love gossip they feel more important and I would argue that those people might not be the most conducive to life if you know who those kind of drama starters are try to make an effort to stay away from them it is so easy to just find yourself entangled in that drama web that being said let's say they follow you you can't get away from them it's a really really small cast or maybe one of your best friends is kind of a drama queen or if you just don't want to cut someone off completely which is also totally balanced the best way to still be friends with or friendly with these people is to be polite have fun but do not feed into the drama mostly when someone starts a rumor or they want to gossip or they want to complain or whatever bad drama thing they're doing is most of the time they're doing it for attention they want to get a reaction out of you so when they come up to you with drama don't give them what they want and pretty quickly they'll probably stop because again they're doing it for the reaction if they don't take the hint or if you're someone who doesn't mind a little bit of confrontation it might just be easier to say I just don't really want to get wrapped up in all the gossip someone's gonna get hurt and I don't want to be part of that being clear being honest and being compassionate always went out another way to avoid backstage drama is to leave the complaining at home and by that I mean if you have an issue with something something silly like Sabrina was being so annoying today Lindsay was totally flirting with Nick today don't say it at the theater don't say that rehearsal don't say it to anyone involved in the production feel free to tell that to your mom or your boyfriend or your long-distance friend in Wisconsin's the people involved in the show don't need to hear it if you're someone who needs to vent after a long tech day I totally feel that just don't vent to someone who's involved here's something that I kind of had to learn and it was very weird treat new friends with a little bit of restraint it's very easy when you join a show to think that these friends are going to be your friends forever it is so wonderful to make new friends and they might become your new best friend but it's very very easy to jump in to the idea that your new friends are going to be forever friends and that might not be the case okay real talk big piece of advice here don't do anything stupid you know what I'm talking about and if you're going to do something stupid which you shouldn't do because it's stupid at least be smart about it I would really really recommend against trying to date or getting in anyone who's involved in your show not only is there a possibility that it might not end well you still got a deal with that person every day and you got a deal with a whole bunch of people who also know what's going on we're dealing with the both of you it creates such an awkward situation for everyone involved and it's probably gonna be a lot for you guys to handle so in general I would recommend waiting until after the show is over to try to pursue something like that or if your little hormone riddled brands can't wait to leave me I get it at least be smart about it try not to tell your friends in the show don't spread it you can just keep it to yourselves especially in the beginning so wait until the show is over or just be discreet and of course if you're dealing with bullying if you feel unsafe if your feelings are really getting hurt and you don't think that it's something that you can handle or resolve on your own that might be a good time to get an adult involved if this video helped you out or if you want more kind of theater community advice let me know in the comments down below also give this video a big thumbs up I hope you guys are having a great day I love you so so much break a leg and I'll see you guys next time bye