“Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it’s done right. Even a pancake.” Julia Child
Drama is an integral part of our society today and a means of stimulating creativity in problem solving. This society is students-led, currently spearheaded by learners who took the initiative to showcase their diverse talent in this department. These learners use their talents to challenge students’ perceptions about their world and about themselves. Dramatic exploration and engagement can provide students with an outlet for emotions, thoughts and dreams that they might not otherwise have means to express. At Dale College, through drama, this exposure happens in a safe environment, where actions and consequences can be examined, discussed, and in a very real sense experienced without the dangers and pitfalls that such experimentation would obviously lead to in the outside world.
The drama society also provides a platform for learners to engage in the practical aspects of communication which are necessary in today’s increasingly information-centered world. Involvement in Drama requires self-control and discipline that will serve the student well in all aspects of life. Learners will learn to work together, cooperate, find the best way for each member of a group to contribute, listen to and accept the viewpoints and contributions of others, important skills in a world that is increasingly team-oriented.