Speech On Importance Of Theatre

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A theatre program is one of the best things a school could offer its student or a community could offer its citizens. “Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.” This is a quote from Augusto Boal, a Brazilian theatre director, that shows the world that theatre is more important in people’s lives than they may let on. There are a variety of ways to be involved in a theatre program. One could participate by acting, directing, designing the set, helping the cast with makeup and costumes, making sure props and set pieces are in the right spot when needed, working the light booth, and there’s even the possibility of playing in…show more content…
Everyone who has ever dedicated their time to a theatre program comes away with more knowledge of life skills than can be taught from any other program. One of the most important skills in life that people learn from theatre is self-confidence. By letting the instinct of acting take over when performing and being in front of an audience the confidence people have in themselves begins to grow. A person is also taught to trust by putting faith in others and that they’ll do what they’re supposed to in order to produce the show. Another skill is cooperation which is taught by having to work with many people to achieve a common goal, even when not everyone sees eye to eye. One also learns the skill of showing empathy after acting in roles from different time periods and cultures. When rehearsing and performing the many different lines, blocking and cues an actor has it also enhances their memorization skills. Overall, one can learn a multitude of skills from only being in one show and the skills will continue to grow and develop the more times a person takes part in a
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