Theatre is a platform where stars are born.
The theater is where stage business takes place, where discipline, protocols, staging, crew, cast, and creativity come together to produce an end product, that being a production of a given genre. It is where having an audience is pivotal. There is a lot of established research about the positive influences of drama, theatre, and the performing arts, especially on young people.
The benefits are physical, emotional, social, and they help to develop a healthy appreciation of culture and the arts. aspects of performing arts, especially improvisation, helps young people to understand how to appraise situations, think outside the box and be more confident going into unfamiliar situations. Students learn to trust their ideas and abilities. The confidence gained from learning performing arts skills applies to school, career, and life. Laying, practicing, and performing will develop the ability and skills to be able to focus the mind, the body, and the voice.
Performing, even the most passive performances, requires intensive movement over a prolonged period. Many performing arts exercises improve flexibility,
coordination, balance, and control. It seems obvious to say that drama, theatre, and the performing arts improve verbal and nonverbal communication, but it is worth stating that this benefits young people throughout their life. It improves vocal projection, articulation, tone of speech, and expression. Importantly is also develops listening and
observation skills. Understanding characters, roles, and the subtext of plays and musicals allow students to relate better to different situations, backgrounds, and cultures.
It encourages them to show compassion and tolerance for others.
If we reflect on our Bollywood, some of the great stars of today and all times were the gift of theatre.