The Benefits of Theatre Education
Taking risks in class and performing for an audience teach students to trust their ideas
and abilities. This confidence will apply in nearly every aspect of their future.
In a word addicted to technology, theatre provides an outlet for making creative choices, thinking new ideas, and interpreting the material in expressive ways that are the essence of drama.
Empathy & Tolerance:
Acting roles from different situations, time periods, and cultures promotes compassion and tolerance for others.
Theatre combines the creative ideas and abilities from its participants.
Playing, practicing, and performing develop a sustained focus of mind, body, and voice which helps with other areas of life including school.
Drama enhances verbal and nonverbal expression of ideas. It improves voice projection, articulation, fluency of language, and persuasive speech.
Students learn to communicate the who, what, where, when, and why to the audience. Improvisation fosters quick-thinking solutions, which leads to greater adaptability in life.
The social interaction and risk taking in drama develop trust in self, others, and the process.
Rehearsing and performing the words, movements, and cues strengthen this skill like a muscle.
Legends, myths, poems, stories, and plays used in drama teach students about social issues and conflicts from cultures past, present, all over the world.
Participating in and viewing theatre raise appreciation for the art form. It is important to raise a generation that understands, values, and supports theatre’s place in society.
Pendragon is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
And for ongoing, long-term support from:
Pendragon Theatre is also very thankful to Senator Chuck Schumer and all of our political leaders who supported and fought for the Shuttered Venues Operating Grant. This grant has helped Pendragon sustain itself this fiscal year
15 Brandy Brook
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Production Photos by Burdette
We acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, & unceded territory of the Six Iroquois Nations Confederacy, commonly called The Adirondacks, where our work is based. Learn more about Land Acknowledgement.
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