Research reveals the positive impact of drama
on a student'sPhysical,
Emotional, Social and Cognitive Development.
Taking risks in class and performing for an
audience teach students totrust their ideas and
abilities. The confidence gained in drama applies to school, careerand life!
Making creative choices, thinking of new ideas
and interpreting familiar material in new ways are essential to drama.
Theatre combines the creative ideas and
abilities of its participants. Thiscooperative process
includes discussing, negotiating, rehearsing and performing.
Acting roles from different situations, time periods and cultures
promotes compassion and tolerance for others' feelings and viewpoints.
Practicing and performing develop a sustainable focus of mind,
body and voice which also helps in other school subjects and life.
Drama enhances verbal and nonverbal expression
of ideas. It improves voice projection, articulation of words, fluency with
language and persuasive speech. Listening and observations skills develop by
playing drama games, being an audience,rehearsing and
Drama brings play, humor and laughter to learning;this improves motivation and reduces
Students learn how to communicate the who, what where and why to the
audience. Improvisation fosters quick-thinking solutions, which leads to
greater adaptability in life.
Pretend play and drama games allow students to
express a range of emotions. Aggression and tension are releasedin a safe, controlled
environment, reducing antisocial behaviors.
Many drama activities reduce stress by releasing mental, physical and
The process of movingfrom ideas to actions to performance
teachesthe value of practice and perseverance.Drama games and creative movement
Movement in drama improves flexibility
coordination, balance and control.
Rehearsing and performing words,movements and cues
strengthen this skill like a muscle.
The social interaction and risk taking in dramadevelop trust in self,
others and the process.
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