What I’ve Learned as a Student in Community Theatre

What I’ve Learned as a Student in Community Theatre

Community theatre is an incredible experience for people who want to share their craft and ability with their local town or region. For students working in community theatre can be incredibly life-changing, adding a new fresh experience enabling them to be more prepared for theatre when they leave high school or college.

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Theatre in an Underfunded High School

Theatre in an Underfunded High School

Money may not be the solution to everything, but when it comes to the funding of the arts, it sure helps. As a student at Braintree High School, a public high school just south of Boston, where the arts are the least of the school's priorities. Of course, funding put towards academic classes and research materials should take first rank in the funding hierarchy, but when it comes to extracurriculars, the school quickly favors anything but the arts. It seems no matter how the sports programs may not excel, countless amounts of money are pumped into new facilities and trainers to try to bolster the appeal of a hometown hero who scores the touchdown in a 35-7 loss.

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