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Benefits of Youth Theatre

From NAYD.com (National Association of Youth Drama)

“Youth Drama offers personal development, self-esteem, self-reliance, self-worth, confidence, responsibility, heightened awareness, deeper consciousness, better and broader social skills, tolerance, understanding, friendship, romance, community development, group dynamic, cross-cultural exchange, collective identity, transformation, transcendentalism… an enhanced vocabulary, with lots of clapping; artistic expression and dishwashing, acting, dancing, singing, and floor-sweeping, set-building and carpet painting, lighting design and ceiling reconstruction, public disorder and general mayhem…”Paul Mercier, Playwright

ARTISTIC BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION

  • Increased theatre skills
  • Increased appreciation of theatre and the arts
  • Increased creativity
  • Improved workshop skills
  • Progression to third-level drama and theatre training and professional theatre

SOCIAL AND PERSONAL BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION

  • Increased levels of confidence and self-esteem
  • Increased numbers of friends and an increased ability to make friends
  • A more developed sense of personal and group identity
  • A sense of belonging
  • Increased self-discipline and commitment
  • Improved abilities to articulate and express feelings and opinions
  • A sense of happiness, fun and well-being
  • Increased levels of activity
  • A sense of personal and group achievement
  • Increased understanding and knowledge of relevant issues
  • Increased ability to take risks and be spontaneous within a safe environment
  • A sense of empowerment
  • A sense of escape and relaxation