Why Teach Theatre in our Schools? Theatre is a SCIENCE. Theatre is MATHEMATICAL. Theatre is a FOREIGN LANGUAGE. Theatre is HISTORY. Theatre is PHYSICAL EDUCATION. Theatre is LANGUAGE ARTS. Theatre is BUSINESS. Theatre is TECHNOLOGY. Theatre is ECONOMICS.
Theatre is taught in schools Not because you are expected to major in theatre, Not because you are expected to perform all through life, Not so you can relax, Not so you can have fun, But So you will recognize BEAUTY, So you will be SENSITIVE, So you will be closer to an INFINITE BEYOND THIS WORLD, So you will have more LOVE, More COMPASSION, More GENTLENESS, More GOOD, In short, More LIFE.
Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living Unless you know how to live? That is why theatre is taught in our schools.
Bryn Larson is an Elementary Education Major with minors in Social Studies and Theatre arts. She has been involved in shows such as Spring Awakening and Dead Man's Cellphone as well as designing set and props for Bat Boy: The Musical. She is currently designing costumes and appearing in Fat Pig and is extremely excited for everyone to come see it!
"We believe in teaching Theatre as an ART FORM. We train students to know what it means to be an Artist." -James Zager, Pierce-Hedges Chair in Theatre Arts
Picture at top: RENT, Summer Repertory Series 2015 (Photo credit: Andrea Klohn)
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