Theatre in the Performing Arts
Fort Worth ISD Theatre is working collaboratively with partnerships across Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, nationally and internationally to offer performance, production, technical theatre, and media arts opportunities for Fort Worth ISD students.
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Research shows that performing arts activities play a central role in cognitive, motor, language and social emotional development. Acting and drama lessons improve intelligence and communication levels. Working with scripts helps improve reading and general knowledge skills and doing tasks such as improvisation develop imagination and self expression. Supporting evidence appears on the government website Performing Arts Local (2008) ‘...acting encourages self-discipline, diligence, self-expression, calmness, and fulfilment.’
“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.” – William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education