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Theatre

The Vision for Theatre Education: Theatre Education is essential to education and a vibrant part of life. Learning, performing, creating, and appreciating Theatre brings meaning and richness to our heritage and culture. Theatre Education develops the capacity for creative emotional expression; expands physical, improvisational, and artistic skills; and enriches the quality of the lives of students. Theatre Education is a positive influence in the lives and education of students and society as a whole, facilitating learning in other subjects and enhancing skills and knowledge used in other areas. 

  • Through Theatre Education, students learn the meaning and value of creativity and innovation,
    • Demonstrating originality and inventiveness in work and being open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives.
    • Developing, implementing, and communicating new ideas to others through vocal and instrumental means.
    • Acting on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the domain in which innovation occurs.
  • Through Theatre Education, students obtain critical thinking skills that shape their efforts and affect their personal value choices,
    • Exercising sound reasoning in understanding and making complex choices and decisions.
    • Understanding the interconnections among systems; identifying and asking significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions.
    • Framing, analyzing, and synthesizing information in order to solve problems and answer questions.
  • Through Theatre Education, students learn to communicate through acting, role playing, and improvisation,
    • Articulating thoughts and ideas clearly through more than written and spoken word.

Theatre Education prepares students for success in school, work, and life:

  • strengthing LITERACY as Theatre is an essential, holistic language.
  • developing a GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE workforce since Theatre develops essential skills for global competitiveness in the 21st century.
  • nurturing ENGAGED LEARNERS for Theatre promotes emotional, physical, and cognitive development.

Standards Documents

The following document represents the Kansas Model Curricular Standards for Theater which were adopted by the State Board of Education in January 2004. Click on the title of the document you wish to view.

DRAFT 2013 Kansas Curricular Standards for Theatre

The following document represents the 2013 DRAFT of the Kansas Model Curricular Standards for Theatre. Click on the title of the document to view.
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Theatre Resources

The following websites will provide further information in the area of Theater.

Fine Arts Education
Program Consultant

Joyce Huser
(785) 296-4932
jhuser@ksde.org   

Deputy Commissioner
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-3951
jscott@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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