We believe that drama skills are life skills.
As participants in our drama programs, children develop:
- independent and critical thinking
- communication skills
- problem-solving abilities
- teamwork and collaborative skills
- a base of theatre knowledge
- a life-long love of the arts
These are skills that follow children into the classroom
and out into the world.
We seek to establish a safe, welcoming, and creatively
stimulating working environment that highlights the discovery of
self and new friends.
- Children do not need to have drama experience to participate
in our programs. Indeed, we are hoping to provide this experience.
We are looking for kids who would benefit from our programs, who
have thoughts about theatre (and the themes of the play if it
is a production-associated program), who have rich imaginations,
are attentive and cooperative, and who are respectful of rules
and all people.
- The programs are free or of minimal cost, sometimes
just to cover the cost of snacks or materials. We feel strongly
that all children should be able to participate despite economic
situation. Minimal cost does not, however, mean minimal commitment,
as we require that the child and family commit to the whole process.
- We offer programs for all ages but usually set
a strict age guideline for any given program.
- Some programs, especially those with limited space,
require prospective participants to attend a drama games workshop.
This hour-long session of fun drama activities acts as an informal
audition process, giving us an opportunity to get to know your
child, find out about their interests, and assess if they have
the positive attitude appropriate for our programs.
- Each child participant receives a certificate in
recognition of his or her hard work. Everyone involved in a production-associated
program has a photograph and biography displayed in the lobby,
and their name listed in the program.