Theatre education helps promote self-confidence, both verbal and non-verbal communication skills, empathy, tolerance, problem solving, trust, memory, and much more. Students in theatre learn to trust their ideas, as well as those they work with. Putting on a theatrical production requires people in many different disciplines (performing, technical, construction, promotion, etc.) to work together to create the best possible product. They also learn how to think on their feet and relate to other people.
But don't just trust our word! The 2017 campaign spokesperson Kevin Kline says it best!
You can show your support on Friday, March 10 by wearing your favorite show shirt all day! Then take photos and post to social media with the tags #TIOS17 or #theatreinourschools, and tag us too @SheasBFLO! You can also submit your group photos to the American Alliance for Theatre & Education for a chance to win free t-shirts for your entire group!
Want another fun, easy way to support this campaign? Update your Facebook profile picture using this fun TIOS17 overlay!
For more information about the campaign, and additional facts about theatre education, visit www.schooltheatre.org/programs/tios.
For over 25 years, hundreds of outstanding high school musical theatre productions in Western New York have been recognized and honored by The Kenny Awards.