The Vision for Theatre Education: Theatre Education is essential to education and a vibrant part of life. Learning, performing, creating, and appreciating Theatre brings meaning and richness to our heritage and culture. Theatre Education develops the capacity for creative emotional expression; expands physical, improvisational, and artistic skills; and enriches the quality of the lives of students. Theatre Education is a positive influence in the lives and education of students and society as a whole, facilitating learning in other subjects and enhancing skills and knowledge used in other areas.
- Through Theatre Education, students learn the meaning and value of creativity and innovation,
- Demonstrating originality and inventiveness in work and being open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives.
- Developing, implementing, and communicating new ideas to others through vocal and instrumental means.
- Acting on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the domain in which innovation occurs.
- Through Theatre Education, students obtain critical thinking skills that shape their efforts and affect their personal value choices,
- Exercising sound reasoning in understanding and making complex choices and decisions.
- Understanding the interconnections among systems; identifying and asking significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions.
- Framing, analyzing, and synthesizing information in order to solve problems and answer questions.
- Through Theatre Education, students learn to communicate through acting, role playing, and improvisation,
- Articulating thoughts and ideas clearly through more than written and spoken word.
Theatre Education prepares students for success in school, work, and life:
- strengthing LITERACY as Theatre is an essential, holistic language.
- developing a GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE workforce since Theatre develops essential skills for global competitiveness in the 21st century.
- nurturing ENGAGED LEARNERS for Theatre promotes emotional, physical, and cognitive development.