Theatre benefits students



Caleb Stephens                                                                                                                                                                              Theatre

As a participant in theatre, I can say confidently that participating in theatre improves students. Participating in theatre makes students more open to new things, more social, more confident, more expressive, etc.

My freshmen year in high school I was shy and kept to myself, but through participating in theatre I broke out of my shell and I found something that I loved to do more than anything else.

When asked about how participating in theatre improves a person theatre professor, Natasha Davies, had this to say. “I think that the practice of theatre will make a student more open. And what I mean by that is their learning skills they can apply to the professional world. Such skills like how to be confident, working well with others, communication and articulating their needs and desires.”

Davies went on to explain how theatre even improved her. She told about how she struggled finding her niche being visually impaired, introverted, and shy, but when she found theatre she found a way to express herself and explore areas of her personality she had not dealt with before.

When asked about why students should join theatre, Crowder players club president, James Compton said “It’s a great opportunity to make more friends and do something that gets you out of your comfort zone and it’s a great experience. You also get to know more about yourself.” tells about how theatre “Students involved in drama performance coursework or experience outscored non-arts students on the 2005 SAT by an average of 65 points in the verbal component and 34 points in the math component.” It also explained that Drama activities improve reading comprehension, and both verbal and nonverbal communication skills.

In conclusion, participating in theatre benefits students. Whether it be educational or social they still improve.