20+ Reasons to Celebrate World Theater Day
World Theatre Day is Friday, March 27, 2020
You’d be forgiven for being unaware that today is World Theater Day. After all, the world’s attention is rightly focused on the coronavirus. For most of us, it has turned life upside down. Especially for the theater and education sectors, which normally involve people coming together.
Now, without the option of going to the theater, participating in rehearsals, or attending in-person lessons, it is becoming clearer than ever how much of a positive role drama and theater education has been playing in our lives.
Let’s therefore celebrate World Theater Day! And let’s mark our shared appreciation for everything theater related.
And so, today, we want to shout about the many benefits of drama education. In fact, here is a list of 21 compelling evidence-based benefits – each one backed up by a scientific study.
So, there we have it! More than 20 compelling reasons to value drama education and the benefits it brings to our children and young people.
Let’s look forward to the time when we can once more come together and enjoy watching, participating, and learning about theater. Until that time, stay safe and follow the advice being given by the health authorities.
You don’t need to wait though to keep your drama going. Here are some ideas you can try at home:
- Using creative drama in your homeschooling. Science has shown how effective it is for language development and story comprehension.
- Encourage the kids to play fantasy role play games. This doesn’t need direction, just a few fancy dress pieces and cardboard boxes. Your kids’ imaginations will do the rest.
- Try out some fun drama games with the whole family. These are easy to find on YouTube.
- You may also be super keen to continue drama tuition. If so, we are hosting virtual lessons to keep your skills progressing
Stay safe, and happy World Theater Day!
Many thanks to Neve from WeTheParents.org for help with this valuable content!