This play does just that. It looks deeper than just an entertaining night at the theatre it encourages conversation and debate. It forces people to discuss the uncomfortable topics and increases understanding of unfamiliar situations. I watched the audience cringe and become uncomfortable, I saw the characters bring us together and tear us apart, but most of all I felt a connection, an understanding with my fellow audience members when we all walked out together still saddens by the events that had taken place. If your are looking for an intriguing night filled with a roller coaster of emotion that leads to a deeper understand of your fellow humans than this is the show for
Even though theatre is fictional and can be perceived as both unimportant, and a negative influence on society, theatre had the biggest influence on American modernization for three main reasons: Theatre is a huge contributor to literacy and education, it positively altered the identity of the American people, and it encouraged existing trends and set new trends.
“Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” by Jessica Statsky is a thoughtful insight on the competitive sports for children. She is of the view that the competitive sports can ruin the enjoyment that games are supposed to provide. These methods of playing the games like adults can prove to be lethal for physical and psychological health. The author quotes from an authentic source that “Kids under the age of fourteen are not by nature physical.” (Tutko) This means that the games for children need to focus more on their pleasure and enjoyment rather than on the competition. Competition only makes children bound to be winners. It also discourages sportsman spirit. Instead of being a source of healthy growth, these competitive sports have started becoming the source of depression for children when they don’t fulfil the expectations of their parents. These sports should enhance the sportsman spirit in children and must be beneficial for their mental and physical health. Concentrating on winning or losing spoils the fun that games hold. In addition, equal chances should be provided to every child to participate. Competitive nature can assist the children in their life later on, but the focus should be on better mental and physical health. (204 words)
The theatre is a type of art, which was born from communication with the gods, rituals for various cults and to entertain people in their free time. Theatre was also the place where people got a political and social education, it was also used as a place of civic and philosophical debates and had functioned as a spiritual purification. They have been designed as temples of art and they were seeking to remove their audience from everyday concerns and to send them in some virtual reality but the function of the theatre since the early beginnings is to entertain people. Theatre brings stories and performances to amuse the public and with stories it brings pleasure. This makes it an important part of life for some people and for theatre to complete its purpose, it needs space. Theatres have been located everywhere, from the most elegant residential areas to working-class neighborhoods so it is available for everyone. Normally nowadays we imagine theatre as a building that has a architectural space designed for performances , but in medieval times there are examples where theatres existed as an important part of urban life and they didn’t have any specific architectural elements devoted for its use. In 1597 Cuthbert Burbage had inherited a theatre in London which was the first of its type but it was just called The Theatre. Using this building as a base and adding some materials in the theater it became the most impressive theatre which was built in 1597-1598. This theatre is
Imagine you are an actor arriving at an audition. You enter a waiting room and see all these people who talk like you, look like you, and are auditioning for the same part as you. Would you still have what it takes to show someone how you are different? Theatre has been apart of education in schools since 1965. It has helped guide people and it has given the world great entertainers. A survey suggested that one in eight schools is reducing their arts, drama, and music programs. Many schools already have cut these subjects. Schools should consider the benefits of theatre education for kids.
It can be a creative outlet, a social circle, or even a home away from home. Most importantly, though, it is a chance for me to create something bigger than myself for my community and a learning experience that I will not soon forget. Throughout the multiple shows I have helped put on, I have learned mundane things such as the proper way to clean a paint brush or how to paint wood to look like “better wood” but I have also acquired skills that I will carry with me for the rest of my life: teamwork, leadership, responsibility, problem solving, initiative, and commitment. I learned that it is possible to have each of these traits while still being creative, social, and while I’m having fun with people who have become my second family. I realized, here, that I can be whoever I want, and I will be accepted, I realized that not everything will go as planned the very first time and that error should be accounted for, and I realized that theater is much more than just acting, singing, and
“The interesting thing about acting is using all your own stuff and having some kind of personal catharsis while you're working.” Melanie Lynskey said this about her work as an actor. Melanie is a prolific actress and has been for many years, and over these years, she has had the good fortune of creating worlds so vivid that the audience is able to have a cathartic experience. This to me feels like a great privilege, she is able to provide people with something that they desperately need: a release of emotions. She is able to give the gift of catharsis to all of the people who have been building up these strong emotions all week. In return she gets the gift of catharsis on a daily basis. She has the great privilege of going to work everyday and getting to release any emotions she had built up. This to me seems like the greatest reason to become an actor, or work in theatre, because working in theatre means the ability to have a cathartic experience in real life, which is something that is extremely hard to come by.
“Don’t be afraid to explore, ask questions and take chances,” my dad would tell me. You see, my dad, an engineer, tried to get me to question everything. He is never afraid to learn a little bit more about something he already knows and is always eager to learn something new; I take after him. I love to learn, and figure out how things work. It's not surprising, then, that I plan on majoring in engineering; what is, perhaps, surprising, is that these same habits of mind led to me developing an interest in and passion for theatre.
They are the people who come to see movies and theatre, because that’s where they can release everything that has been building up all day, all week, all month. They are the people who let theatre and film exists, because if these people didn’t buy tickets, the performing arts wouldn’t exist. These people allow me to do work that I absolutely love doing, and as a fringe benefit I get to watch amazing actors do amazing work everyday. When you watch scene so many times and you see the work improve and become so much more real the catharsis that comes out of it is just so much more great. I feel like the fact that for me theatre is a hands on experience, building the sets, finding costumes, running line, makes the catharsis even more grand and more real. I am helping to create the catharsis that I am feeling, and that is something truly
Authors, song writers, poets, playwrights, lyricists, narrators, painters, and directors all have one thing in common: storytelling. These people have the ability to take their knowledge and tools given to tell a clear story to an audience, whether they be in a theatre, gallery, or bookstore. What most people don 't realize is that there are many more storytellers in the world. We live deep down and come out when the lights shine on us...lighting designers are a great example. As a senior in high school, I have been gifted with theatre as a life-changing event.
I never thought I would be interested in Musical Theater. To me, it was all just unrealistic, jovial people inexplicably singing and dancing. In the seventh grade, my best friend conned me into joining a local production of Beauty and the Beast. From that moment on, I loved musical theater. The first broadway musical I ever saw was Les Miserables. It was airing on PBS for its 25th anniversary, and on a whim, I recorded it and ended up watching it again and again. The following year, for my freshman English class, we were assigned to pick a classic for our summer reading. Naturally, I chose Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. When selecting my book, I did little research. I saw Les Miserables surrounded by all the other unfamiliar titles, and it
Because of theater, I now have something to keep me busy, something to keep me motivated to keep my grades up. Not only have I found a hobby and motivation, I have also found great friends I can call a family. Choosing this path when my road diverged, during eighth grade, has definitely boosted my personality and my courage. After everything I've experienced, I finally understand what Shakespeare meant by “All the world’s a stage.” I didn’t need to be on stage to understand the meaning of that Shakespeare quote. All it took was for me to realize that I have my own spotlight. A spotlight that will always be on me, regardless of what I choose to do in life. Only this time, the spotlight shone brighter, just because of the one opportunity I took in eighth
You can also gain experience by attending a theatre/drama youth group where you will gain skills, knowledge and an understanding of performing on stage. These groups can be found in most towns and cities.
Prior to participating in the theater program at Regis St. Mary Catholic School, I had never experienced the impact of being a part of something that I felt passionate about. Growing up, I never took part in sports or clubs, unlike many of my fellow peers who did. However, I was fascinated by plays and musicals that my mom would take me to now and then. I found a show’s ability to captivate the audience and transport them into a different world magical. It was not until high school when I was able to explore the world of theater first hand. Once in high school, the allure never left and only grew stronger as I became more involved in it throughout the years. It did not take long for it to become something that I fell in love
The main reason I 'm passionate about musical theatre is that I find it to be one of the best ways to tell stories. The combination of music and acting creates for me something that no other form of art form can create. The more musicals I watch the more I find how interesting, innovative this combination can be, and the more I feel a burning need to be a part of it.