In addition to building social and communication skills, involvement in drama courses and performance has been shown to improve students’ self-esteem as well as their confidence in academic abilities.
Theatrical performances include The Water Carrier Musical, 2020. This project was based on the fable of the Water Carrier, with an associated curriculum created to engage students (K-8) in creative writing using the tale as a prompt. The writing was then collected and used to expand the piece into a larger, fleshed out story which was then turned into a fully realized musical. Book/lyrics/music by Justin Taylor Nixon.