Dramatic Arts education is an important means of stimulating creativity in problem solving. It can challenge students’ perception about their world and about themselves. Dramatic exploration can provide students with an outlet for emotions, thoughts, and dreams that they might not otherwise have means to express. A student can, if only for a few moments, become another, explore a new role, try out and experiment with various personal choices and solutions to very real problems-problems from their own life, or problems faced by characters in literature or historical figures. This can happen in a safe atmosphere, where actions and consequences can be examined, discussed, and in a very real sense experienced without the dangers and pitfalls that such experimentation would obviously lead to in the “real” world. This is perhaps the most important reason for Dramatic Arts in schools. Dramatic Arts work to improve students’ skills in communication, public speaking, and teamwork.
The Drama Program puts on two shows every school year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. These shows take 6 weeks preparation and have always been a large part of Bruno’s Fine Arts program.
The Audition form for the JBMA Production of Mother Goose is available below!