“You have to understand your best. Your best isn’t anyone else’s best, but your own. Every person has his own norm. And in that norm, every person is a star. A famous actor could stand on his head and still not be as good as you! Because only you can be you! What a privilege! Nobody can achieve what you can if you do it… So do it! We need your best, your voice, your body. We don’t need for you to imitate anybody else, because that wouldn’t be your best. And if it isn’t your best then it may as well be your worst.” Stella Adler ‘The Art of Acting’
Students are introduced to the world of drama and how they can communicate ideas and stories using their bodies and voices. They consider the difference between real and imagined scenarios and how these can be presented to create meaning. Students begin to understand that each child has been given gifts and talents from God, and how He wants us to use these gifts to honour Him. Drama at this level focuses on dramatic play, process drama, improvisation, learning how to move safely within the performance space and building confidence in movement and expression.
“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them” Romans 12:6a