Image from Circus Circus, a collaborative theater project

In our Theater Arts Workshop, children explore a wide array of principles and techniques used by professionals in the field of theater.

From performance to design to history, children engage in creative decisions and learn how to communicate to either a real or imagined audience or even other patients through our collaborative projects. After being in the hospital for so long, kids learn group interaction, self-esteem, self-reliance, and team-building skills, language usage, and movement skills through performance and vocal techniques.

Theater is fundamentally collaborative, and brings children into the larger conversation of how we communicate with one another. Through our Theater Arts Workshops, students create work in response to the work of their fellow patients or from seminal theater productions from the cultural world at large.