Self-Empowerment Theatre

We teach under the umbrella of Self-Empowerment Theatre. 
What is Self-Empowerment Theatre?

Decidedly Devised: Devised theatre does not start with a script, it starts with students. They work hand-in-hand with the director to develop an original script, which incorporates their own opinions, thoughts and ideas. This gives students more ownership, more investment, and more empowerment. 

Energetic Ensemble: There is real power in numbers. Every actor is on stage from start to finish, and group lines are delivered throughout. This offers students maximum stage time, helping them stay engaged throughout the entire process. That means every individual has a memorable experience.

Words to Empower: In class, we warm-up every day with self-empowerment exercises. These warm-ups teach our students to want power over only themselves. This work is incorporated into the shows by including self-empowering lines throughout, enabling the students to overcome their own obstacles. If you say "I WILL OVERCOME FEAR" enough times, you may just do it.

Quotations of Inspiration: History and culture are deeply important, and we teach our students to believe it. Our shows feature motivational quotes from the greatest minds of yesterday and today, to remind both our audiences and students of those who have paved our way to empowerment.



True-Life Stories: At various points in ouR shows, we drop the act. Everything switches to reality. The students stop playing characters and are just being themselves. Why? Because the play is make-believe. It's the message that's real, and the students' connect it to their own lives as a part of the experience. 

The Phantom Tollbooth - a Playground production, 2015

The Phantom Tollbooth - a Playground production, 2015

Oliver Twist - a Playground production, 2015

Oliver Twist - a Playground production, 2015

A Little Princess - a Playground production, 2015

A Little Princess - a Playground production, 2015

Dorian Gray - a Playground production, 2015

Dorian Gray - a Playground production, 2015

The Time Machine - a Playground production, 2015

The Time Machine - a Playground production, 2015