“The word ‘Theatre’ comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place.
It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.” – Stella Adler
“Art does not solve problems, but makes us aware of their existence.” – Sculptor Magdalena
Theatre Arts are activities that actively engage children’s imagination through art, dance, dramatic play or theatre, puppetry, and music and engage children across all domains-cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical and offer stimulating opportunities for exploring.
It gives them increased confidence, especially those who have a natural tendency to shyness.
It helps in developing the ability to control emotions during childhood and is essential for the emotional balance required in adulthood and the benefits are higher academic achievement, self-presentation skills, a medium for self expression, problem solving & perseverance, empathy & compassion.
“It is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough - it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.” – Steve Jobs, in introducing the iPad 2 in 2011
“The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.” – Barack Obama
“A broad education in the arts helps give children a better understanding of their world…We need students who are culturally literate as well as math and science literate.” – Paul Ostergard, Vice President, Citicorp
“Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.” – Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Cooperate Communications, Xerox Corporation
“The arts are essential elements of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.” – William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education