I watched my students over these weeks transform – as individuals and as a class. The bonding that happened as they worked together was unlike anything that I have witnessed in my nine years teaching at Donahue.
As educational institutions have been forced over the past 30 years to make difficult choices in curriculum, the result has been the loss of the arts as an educational tool. With the help of local support, national and regional funders, and private benefactors, Gulfshore Playhouse’s ThinkTheatre in-school theatre program pairs core curriculum with performing arts education. Professional teaching artists partner with classroom teachers to create unique residencies designed to benefit the particular student group of each class. This model allows ThinkTheatre to best reach the unique set of learners participating in each session.