I LOVE THEATER!!!! I have worked with gifted and talented kids for 30 years! During that time we did several plays however, in 2010, I began involving students in BIG theater performances to develop confidence, problem solving, public speaking, empathy, and a host of other skills students need to be productive members of society. Since then, each year finds us doing another play! There is absolutely NOTHING that grows students in multiple ways better than being in a play. When looking at the G.T. standards, almost ALL are encompassed in the MANY aspects of planning, preparing for, and performing a play. Theater involves risk-taking --kids who never saw themselves as singers or dancers are challenged to give it a go, discovering in the process the joy of stepping out of that comfort zone. Theater creates good memories. It pulls in parents in a meaningful way. The list goes on. This page contains things that work for me, along with links to the performances we have done.