Magik Camps and Classes – Why Theatre education is important for kids
“Theatre is collaborative art form. Theatre education helps to build skills such as working as an ensemble and emotional intelligence in our students. I’ve seen shy students blossom with a newfound confidence and the ability to perform in front of an audience.”Nora Maoui, a year-round Teaching Artist
From Director of Education and Outreach, JoJanie Moreno
I am honored to get to watch these children grow as they pass through the doors of Magik Theatre and I look forward to more successful camps and classes!
From Education Coordinator, Rebekah Williams:
I experienced one of my favorite moments in my 5 years of teaching theatre education classes at The Magik Theatre during this Spring Break camp. When a student started crying due to a sudden onset of stage fright, his teacher Ms. Amy walked with him onstage and helped him say his first lines. The audience and his classmates cheered so loudly. They had given him the confidence he needed to overcome his fear and finish his show proudly! It was such a wonderful example of how theatre builds community and grows our confidence as we step onstage to speak in public which is a big fear for all of us, not just our students. I hope that parents continue to invest in arts education programming like the ones we have here at The Magik Theatre.
“The Magik Theatre education camp is important because it provides a safe forum for young minds to develop the creativity and a self confidence they need in all aspects of life. As a teaching artist, the camp helped me acquire a new understanding of theatre, and taught me how one week can change the lives of such promising and youthful talents.”Sean Morillo, a Spring Break Intern and Teaching Artist