What is Theater?
By: Elsa C. Lindsay, Reporter
Theatre encourages young people to develop enquiry skills. It questions what influences are around them, which in turn impacts on behaviours and attitude as well as inspires them to make informed, healthy life choices. It also allows students to see and feel how their behaviour affects others and learn alternative behaviours or seek help.
“Theater is a way for people to express themselves in different forms and to enjoy themselves and meet new people," said Sophomore Angelina Lourdes Pezzi.
Theater is a strategy that combines reading practice and performing. Its goal is to enhance students' reading skills and confidence by having them practice reading with a purpose.
“Expressing things most people are afraid of expressing," said Mrs. Young.
Theater is educational because it allows students to see and feel how their behaviour affects others and learn alternative behaviours or to seek help, theater has always served entertainment, and learning.
“It's a fun class and in my opinion the best class to be in if you want to interact with people," said Freshman Adrian Ortiz Cruse.
Theater is a way for students to improve their voice and learn to control their bodys. Theater promotes us to give power to truth, to take risks and to advocate for new and diverse voices.
Theatre reminds us that we are not alone. Not only are we sharing space and an experience with the artists who are performing, we are sharing the experience with other members. It provides a unique kind of learning through vicarious experience known as empathy.
Empathy is one of the most effective modes of learning through discovery because it involves students in an exploration of the thoughts and feelings of other people.
The theatre students at WCTA work on a Christmas Carol.