At the center of all Drama education is communication. Drama presents students with new ways of communicating and understanding others. Drama, more than any other form of art, requires students to directly collaborate with one another and learn the proper self-discipline and control to work with one another while still remaining able to express themselves with clarity. Drama allows students to experience the lives and experiences of others in a safe atmosphere. In a Christian setting, this allows students to engage with other worldviews without having to conform to them.
Here at Trinity Christian School, we put on two productions each school year and offer an elective Drama course. Throughout the productions, students are able to step into their characters and act authentically, but they are still able to step out of their character and live their lives in a healthy way. In the elective course, we discuss the various acting methods, read a variety of important plays from history, and students will even have an opportunity to write and produce their own plays. Past productions include Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Ernest. For the 2017-18 year, our December drama production will be George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, which will be playing December 1, 2, 8, 9. Tickets available here.