Drama Activities are Inherently Educational.
Drama provides valuable lessons for practical situations, such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and hard work. Through participation in drama, students learn self-discipline, build self-confidence and develop skills to handle competitive situations. These are qualities the public expects schools to produce in students so that they become responsible adults and productive citizens.
Each performance has a production staff, cast and technical crew. Auditions are required for cast roles. The production staff and crew are selected based on student abilities and desire to contibute to the performance.
The staff is usually comprised of adults who serve as the directors, designers, and production staff. Parents are also vital in making each performance possible.
The cast is selected before each show from among those students who choose to audition. The cast size ranges from as few as six (in a drama like Steel Magnolias
) to as many as fifty (in a large musical like Peter Pan
Performers are drawn from every type of student: artists, actors, dancers, singers, and even athletes. Many of our student performers are incredibly well-rounded young men and women, both on and off the stage!
Behind the scenes, it's the students
who run the show: They are stage managers, wardrobe technicians, props constructors, painters, ushers, and concessions sellers. While the adults guide the students' learning, the students take charge once the curtain goes up, just as in many collegiate theatre programs.