Another year. More resolutions. Lots of reflections. NJ Jr. Thespians asked our very own Junior State Thespian Officer, Kayleigh, to reflect on the importance of theatre.
WHY IS THEATRE IMPORTANT TO YOU?
"Theatre is important because it can influence all aspects of life. You are able to express yourself, be creative, and share your ideas with others. Your memory improves even school work can improve."
WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT THEATRE?
"I think “we” should care about theatre because it’s very important. Theatre is a safe space for anyone who wants to feel welcome because nobody judges you. You’re free to be yourself and not worry about what people think of you."
DESCRIBE A PAST DRAMA CLUB EXPERIENCE THAT MADE YOU RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THEATRE.
"I think that theatre is important from my own experiences. Before I decided to audition for plays in middle school, I was very shy, and I didn’t have many friends. Theatre gave me the chance to make some very good friends. During practices I felt free, and had a sense of belonging."
Kayleigh Cahill; Junior State Thespian Officer 17-18
Carl H. Kumpf Middle School