FUN!!! – Drama brings play, humor, and laughter to learning. Motivation is improved. Stress is reduced.
Improved self–confidence and self–worth – Taking risks in class and during performances allows students to trust their ideas and abilities. This is helpful in all areas of life!
Use of imagination and creative process – Making creative choices, thinking of new ideas and interpreting familiar material in new ways are the heart of drama and theater. Einstein said, “Imagination if more important than knowledge.” This is not just developed through the acting, but also through costuming, makeup and set design.
Ability to work in ensembles and groups to achieve a goal – The combination of creative ideas and the abilities of the participants includes discussing, negotiating, rehearsing and performing as one. Great peer acceptance is also an important outcome.
Increased empathy, acceptance of feedback, others and feelings – Roles from different situations, time periods and cultures promotes compassion and tolerance.
Appreciation for the theater – – and the legends, myths, poems, stories and plays they will be exposed to. It also promotes the importance of reading Earn Points for International Thespian Society
All classes can earn points towards the International Thespian Society. Each completed hour/ point will be counted and included in a letter of completion to each student. This letter can be sent to your local Thespian chapter to receive your points, bars, and stars. If your school has a thespian chapter established these can be given to your chapter leader.