Why Should I Take a Theatre Class?

Screen Shot 2014-01-09 at 5.30.30 AMIt’s that time of the year where students are starting to select their classes and they have a choice to make about their Fine Arts Elective. Of course, we want them to choose us, but why? What’s so great about the theatre program here at NSHS?

I have asked my students to chime in and offer their reasons why they have selected theatre as their elective. Comments are due by Wednesday, January 15th and this assignment is worth a billion points 35 points. Check out their comments and I will post the top 10 reasons next week. 

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  1. Three reasons you should take theatre is that it improves your social skills, we do some entertaining projects, and you rarely get any homework.

  2. Three reasons to take theatre is there is no homework, you have the chance of meeting a lot of new people and it helps you come out of your little circle and try new things.

  3. Three reasons to take theatre are:
    1. There’s no homework.
    2. It’s a fun way to get your fine arts credits.
    3. You will get comfortable talking in front of people.

  4. 3 reasons you should join theatre is it gives you opportunities to work & improve your social skills, all the assignments are fun & worth performing even if you’re really nervous, & theres no homework.

  5. 3 reasons on why to take theatre are no homework (which is enough reason for most students), you gain confidence in speaking in public, and we’re always working on a fun project.

  6. Theatre is a really great class to take for many reasons. First off the class is a fun and exciting new experiment for others. Second it helps to get rid of all that shyness you have when speaking out to a crowd. Also you don’t have to do any homework at all because all the work is done in class.

  7. Three reasons why you should take the theatre class is you get no homework, you get too experience being on stage and with others, and you get to collaborate with other students in the class, also because it is lots of fun

  8. The reason why I take theater class because it is fun, u don’t have to do any homework and we act whatever we want.

  9. One reason you should consider taking a theatre class is that its not a difficult class and it is quite fun. Another reason you should consider is you never have homework. One more reason would be because its probably one of the only classes you will look forward to on school days

  10. Three reasons you should take theatre class are you are able to interact with other students, you get a taste of how it is to be on stage performing in front of an audience, and finally you become more comfortable performing in front of others.

  11. Three of the most important reasons why you should take theatre class is because there is no homework, you get to meet new people and learn how to collaborate with them, and it’s super fun!

  12. Three reasons for taking theatre, one you get no homework at all, two if you are scared of talking to large crowds the class helps make you feel comfortable having many people look at you, and lastly theatre is a lot of fun. You can goof around with friends and act silly without getting points taken away because that’s what you’ll be doing for class.

  13. You should take theatre because it can help you feel more comfortable speaking/performing in front of an audience, it’s also a great way to meet new people, and if you want to pursue a career in anything that has to do with theatre it’s the perfect class.

  14. Three reasons why you should take theater are no homework, easy class work, and interesting projects.

    • Theatre class is breathtaking in the sense that you can be yourself without feeling ashamed or shy of your actions. I highly recommend Theatre class because the experiences you will experience come only once in a life time. However theatre class might drown you in fun activities such as projects that will unite you with other classmates. Theatre overall is a great class sometimes misunderstood by strangers but loved by the students.

  15. One reason to take theater next year is because it’s so fun! It’s a distraction from all the stress of academic classes and makes you day a little bit better. Another reason is because the teacher is very happy. I have her for first period and she is never upset or tired– she’s very happy and sarcastic. The third reason you should take theatre next tear is because it helps you with a common fear: being in front of people. But the good thing is you never have to perform alone. It is more of a gently push for people with stage fright or that are just very shy. This skill is very important and will help you so much once you have been pushed out the nest and are on your own.

  16. The 3 reasons why you should take theatre class are the experience on collaborating with other people, the feeling of standing on stage with people watching you, and its fun and there’s no homework. RenzM6

  17. There are many reasons to take theathre class. Firtst of all you are never left with homework. You learn many new things that help you out in other areas. Also, if you are a somewhat shy person this class will defenetly help you out. Theatre class is lots of fun.

  18. In theatre it’s really not all about acting it’s really fun. You Get to talk to lots of new people. You do stuff in theatre that you wouldn’t expect.

  19. Students that attend North Salinas should take theatre because your social skill will begin to develop and you can become more confident is performing in public in front of people and you can also make new friends and be comfortable

  20. There are many benefits to being a theatre student. One of them, and probably the most attractive benefit, would be that there is no homework. Another would be that you can gain more confidence by acting in front of people. And lastly you can learn how to put on make up (stage make up that is).

  21. Three reasons why you should join theater are:
    1. You never have homework.
    2. You learn everything that applies to theater.
    3. You learn how to do new things because of the different things we do in class.

  22. There are many reasons why theatre is awesome! First off, you get out of your comfort zone and get to interact with many other different people. Second, there’s no homework! All of the work we do is mainly in class. Third, you get to be people your not! For example, when you do makeup or when you lip sync you transform into a different person.

  23. Theater is such an awesome class. You get to meet such great people and some of them end up being close friends. Theater made me less shy and helped me get an A on my mock interviews and making me more confident. Having theater makes my day better and i get to act witch is so much fun.

  24. In theatre you get to meet new people. It helps you express yourself. It’s one of the best classes in school.

  25. Reasons why you should join the theater class is you get to really express yourself and meet new people. One really great reason you should join the theatre class is you don’t get homework. Another great reason is you get to have fun it makeup and so much more.

  26. There are many reasons why someone should take Thater.One of the reasons is that you have lots of fun and you get to learn a lot if things that have to do with theater.In theatre you get to meet new people and make new friends and you feel comfortable working with other people.Also in theater you don’t have homework! Last but not least you get to act and have lots if fun on doing many projects and stuff like that.

  27. Theatre has plenty of pros in terms of a fine arts class. First of all it allows any relatively shy people the venue to vocalize themselves. Another great reason is the possibilities of establishing new friendships due to the classes high levels of collaberation. Theatre also helps you learn valuable life lessons. I personally chose theatre because of the promise of positive interactions with classmates. All this being said theatre offers the most positives and there is no reason why someone wouldn’t want to take the class.

  28. Theatre is flipping amazing! Everyone should consider taking theatre because we do cool stuff the whole period it almost doesn’t feel like a class, everyone in class is your friend and they all know your name, and the third reason is because Ms. Rillingale is so awesome! Theatre is definitely my favorite class I’ve taken in high school. Everyone should consider taking theatre because there is really no other class as fun as this class

  29. One reason to join theatre is to learn to interact with other people and work together in a group. Another reason is to be able to express yourself in new ways. Another would be to have fun!

  30. I think theater is a great class. You learn how to really open up and break out of your shell to try new things. You learn how to speak, act, and perform in front of people. I did my first play last year because I loved theater so much. Theater is the best art class you can take! So if you have a chance to take theater… Take it!

  31. Theatre is flipping amazing! Three reasons to join theatre are: there is no homework, we do cool stuff the whole period and you become friends with everyone in your class! Definitely consider joining because if you don’t you’ll miss out on all the fun!

  32. There are many reasons why you should join theatre. These are three reasons that are really important. If you are a shy person theatre helps you overcome some of that shyness. The projects we do in class are also really fun and you get to meet new people. Also in theatre not a lot of homework is given but at times there is but it’s really easy

  33. Three reasons you should take the Theater Class are :
    1. You never have homework.
    2. You get to meet and talk to all kinds of new people.
    3. If you are shy, this is the class for you.

  34. You should take Theatre because you get comfortable speaking publicly, there’s no homework, and you make new friends.

  35. Theatre has many things to offer: whether you are an actor or a technician (or as we call a Techie, for short). Firstly, if you are shy (or “socially impaired”), Theatre will help you conquer your “stage fright” by having you perform on stage in front of people you either don’t know, or people you don’t know that well. Secondly, you can explore your creativity (for those of you who dream of building a set designer or being a makeup or costume designer) and your bossiness (for those of you who plan on being a stage manager). Theatre is NOT just for actors! It’s also for those who want to design lights, run the soundboard and even work backstage. And there’s NO homework. Did I mention that there is no homework?!

  36. REASONS WHY TO TAKE THEATER
    1) you notice people maybe that you have never seen before

    2)you get rid of all those butterfly’s you have talking infront of people you don’t know

    3)there’s really great fun activities you get to do and collaborate with others

  37. One reason you should join this class is because you get to meet a lot of new people. Another reason why you should take this class is because you do many fun projects. Lastly there is no homework in this class.

  38. Choosing theatre is a great way to interact with people and have a lot of fun. Not only is it an easy A, you learn helpful skills and do a lot of fun activites you normally wouldn’t do in another classroom.

  39. Why should you take theatre?
    There are many reasons to take the class. One reason is, it lets you get more comfortable in front of people. Another reason you should join is, you never get assigned homework. Now I don’t know about you but that sounds like my kind of class. And another reason you should take theatre is you learn how to collaborate with other people. You do lots of group projects that are fun! I enjoy being in theatre, you should join! You won’t regret it.

  40. JohnQ6
    first of all I took theater because it’s a good way to spend time and it’s fun.
    Secondly to be more confident and socialize to each other. If you’re shy or have trouble making friends, theatre is a great place to get started.
    Finally this class is fun and can teach you to work well with others. It doesn’t matter if you’re not very social, you’ll learn how to be along the way. As a current student taking theatre I can honestly say you will enjoy the course! 😀

  41. JeffersonQ2
    In my opinion, you should take theatre because it’s a good way to spend time and its really fun to collaborate with others. Secondly, it helps you to be more confident and makes your public speaking way better. Theatre gives you too many experience and fun that you never experience before.

  42. Theatre has many reasons to convince a student to take the class. One of them is because theatre is considered a challenge to see if you can challenge yourselves to try new things. The second reason is that you can callaborate with new people who are willing to do the same. You can figure out if this subject is what your interested in as a new hobbie.

  43. Out of all the visual arts classes I chose to take theatre. One of the reasons I took it because many of my other friends had already taken it and told me that it was a very fun class. Taking theatre has helped me be more confident. Another reason is that most of the things we learn in class are actually useful in life.

  44. Three reasons you should take theatre is because you don’t have to do homework, you get to meet new people, and it’s a lot of fun 🙂

  45. Students should take Theatre to break out of their shell and learn to become someone different. In theatre you learn to collaborate with many other students and put your creativity to use. You will learn many skills while having a good time with your class mates!

  46. Theatre has a lot to offer. There are many great reasons why taking theatre can be the greatest decision of your life. And one of the reasons why I took theatre is because it allows you to interact with your classmates and work as a team when doing plays, putting on make-up, etc. Other than that, three reasons why you should take theatre is because it allows you to open up and be yourself, it helps you become better at interacting with people, and there’s no homework! Why wouldn’t you take theatre?

  47. Three top reasons students should choose to take theatre are, first we have no homework, second there is never a dull moment in class everyday is different, and third you get to know everyone in your class at the end of the year we end up all being best friends!

  48. Theatre is a really great experience. In the theatre class you make friends and improve your public speaking skills. Also there’s NO homework! Theatre is super fun and highly recomend this class to everyone.

  49. Why should one take theater class? Well there are quite a few reasons and one of them is that you never get homework so its a very fun class you dont have to stress or worry about.Second you develop very good communication skills that can help you out later in life. Also it makes you feel more comfortable with yourself, you suddenly wont fell as shy anymore and you may think how so if its embarrassing to act or dance infront of people but its because everybody else also has to do it too so you just let it all go away and have fun.

  50. There are so many reasons why should take theatre. My personal favorites are you get to meet new people, you get to do fun and creative activitys like acting and doing make up, you get no homework, and it helps you become less shy. Im happy I made the right choice of picking theatre for a class. Join theatre!!! You won’t regret it.

  51. I believe you should take this class because it is a very fun interesting subject. You learn a lot and little by little you lose the fear you have in acting or presenting in front of people. Another reason is because you meet new people and you get to collaborate with them. Lastly I believe you should take this class because you never get homework and you never get bored of the class.

    • I like the ‘little by little’ part of your comment–it doesn’t happen right away, but before you know it, you have worked with every student in class. You know their names. You have all collaborated on a project.

  52. The reason you should consider joining the theatre class is because of the amazing things you do in the class. Especially working on team projects with other classmates. Theatre is also an opportunity so that you can help yourself become less shy, and more sociable with other people.

  53. I believe anyone and everyone should take theatre class! Not only do we not have homework but we also learn important skills that are necessary in the future. For example if you are a shy individual who hates speaking in front of the class, theatre is the perfect solution your problem! You also learn how to act and do amazing make up! HOW COOL CAN THIS GET!?

  54. I am always excited to walk into my theatre class every day. One reason why you should take this class is because you get to learn how to collaborate with others when organizing a scene. The second reason is because you learn how to be comfortable with the entire class even if you’re shy. Finally, the best part is not having homework.

  55. Three reasons why you should take theatre are no homework, you get to work with makeup, and it’s a funny class when you get are involved.

  56. One reason why you should take this class is because there is no homeowrk. Second reason is because you get to meet new people and collaborate with them. Last and final reason why you should take this class is because there is many projects you do and they are a lot of fun!

  57. Choosing theatre as your elective is a pretty wise decision; for one thing, it expands your knowledge on the subject of theatre. Additionally, you meet with a lot of new people and bond with everyone, so it’s a very close-knit environment. Aside from familiarizing oneself with the aspects of theatre, you also develop a lot of social skills that you can use outside of class, which prove to be really helpful. Best of all, homework is rarely assigned! This is especially nice if you have to cram a lot of difficult classes into your schedule.

  58. Reasons you should take theatre class.
    One reason is because you don’t have homework.
    Second reason is you get to collaborate with everyone in that class & you get to be creative, and have fun.
    Next, it helps you communicate with people and prepares you to jobs interviews also takes away your shyness.

  59. There are countless reasons why you should take theatre. First off, it helps you develop skills that you might need in the future,it is never boring and it’s a great way to meet new people.

  60. It is a great idea to choose theatre as your elective. It helps you bond with people in different grade levels. Also, theatre helps you become more comfortable with yourself while speaking, dancing, and acting in front of others. Finally, theatre is a very fun and useful class that teaches you skills that you can use for the rest of your life. It’s one of my favorite classes and I highly recomend it.

  61. Three reasons why you should take the theatre class is because it opens you up more, you meet new people and you have no homework.

  62. Three reasons why you should take this class is because it is fun, it helps you with being less shy in front or crowds and you learn a lot of cool things about acting.

  63. I would highly suggest taking the theatre class. You learn how to no longer fear public speech, and how to present your self formally. But you also learn how to be persuasive amongst others.

  64. If you are wondering why take theatre, then you should keep in mind the following three reasons. First of all, it helps you with your shyness.In Addition, you learn valuable communication skills that can be applied into other aspects of life, such as interviews, and there is no homework. As a current theatre student, I can guarantee that you will not regret taking theatre and will enjoy every minute of the course.

  65. You should take theatre for 3 reasons:
    1) It’s very fun class to be participating in.
    2) If you’re shy, this will give you the opportunity to open up and not be as shy.
    3) It’s not only for people who can act, it’s also for people who love to draw, dance, sing, etc.

  66. A couple reasons you should join theatre class is because it’s really fun. It also gives you the opportunity to work on your communication skills and public speaking. Lastly, the class gives you oppertunities to learn about yourself as well as talents you never knew you had.

  67. The main reasons to take theatre arts: This class puts all skills into work. One day you can be working on make up, the next lip singing this can improve your collaborating skills . There are also plays to participate in. Don’t miss out on all the fun take theatre and did I mention no HOMEWORK.

  68. Taking theater this school year has been an amazing experience. One reason you should take this class is because you collaborate with your classmates, and learn to work better with teams or a partner. Another reason you should take theater is because there is not a lot of book reading, which can be boring. Lastly, theater is great because you get to move seats every week, instead of sitting in the same place the whole semester!

  69. The reasons you should take theatre is that it helps you coming out of that shell of yours if you’re shy. Another reason is that this class is really fun and you might discover if you’re an actor naturally!

  70. One reason why I took this class is because this class was fun and to make new friends. Also on the stage you need to speak up because it very important to this skill. There has been so many activities also the theatre class has no homework. If some of kids don’t socialize with other kids you have to try to be brave in this class. I honestly think this class was so much fun.

  71. The reason I choose theatre is because you get no homework , it’s real fun & the class goes by really fast . It also helps you if you with your shyness !

  72. You want to take theatre because you get to have fun, there is no homework, and you dont get yelled at when you sleep.

  73. There are many reasons why a student would want to join this fantastic theatre class. Just a few reasons are for the opportunity to learn about the workings on stage and behind the scenes of a theatre show, meet and get to know new people, and learn valuable communication skills that can be transferred to many other aspects of life.

  74. Some reasons you should take theatre class at NSHS is because it’s a very interesting class you will enjoy. It’s also teaches you a lot about theatre and what it takes to be performer. The shows are also very fun to watch.

  75. Theater is really fun! First reason, that you take this theater class so that you have better people skills. Second reason, to meet new people, make new friends and can teach them to learn Sign Language! 🙂 Third reason, dont be afraid to speak in front of the people just ask try your best or can help to someone if they can! I love this class, it’s fun! 🙂

  76. There are many good reasons to take theatre at NSHS. For example, there’s no homework, and who doesn’t like that? Also, it will helps you with your interpersonal skills and shyness. In addition, the class is very enjoyable with a relaxed yet focused feel, which makes it an easy class to take. As a current student taking theatre I can honestly say you will enjoy the course!

  77. Theater is a really fun experience. One reason you took this class was to get better public speaking skills. Another reason is you meet a lot of new people and make new friends. My last reason you should take this class is you don’t get any homework so its GREAT for your schedule. Theater is a really fun thing to do and I highly recommend it to everyone!

  78. As as student who likes the spotlight and enjoys to make people laugh, I enjoyed taking theatre my senior year. Theatre is a great class to be someone else and have fun. Probably the top reasons I would take the class again are because the spotlight is great, theres never any homework and you get to have a great time with all your friends.

  79. Some of the reasons I chose theatre were because there isn’t a lot of or any hw, the teacher is so funny, and the class counts as an art credit.

  80. Theatre is the best class to take because:
    1) No homework
    2) It’s super fun
    3) Meet new people

  81. Having a theatre class Is a fun class. It’s great way to meet new friends, gain some on stage experience, and do some fun acting. During school I’ve been very interested in theatre hearing about it a lot and seeing a couple of their plays. now having this class I learned a lot of cool stuff about theater. I have met a lot of friends in theater class and I had a lot of fun with them.

  82. Many people choose theatre because it’s a place where you can have fun and have an amazing experience. If you’re a shy person to go on stage, or having trouble going on at school or home, the theatre is the place for you to have fun and become the person you are. You get to learn how to do acting and it’s really fun, working with friends and working with new people you haven’t met before. The best part is, there is no homework.

  83. Th reason that people should take theatre is because there are tons of fun projects we do during class, you get to meet and maybe even become friends with the entire class, and the best part is that there is no homework.

  84. Being a student taking a theatre class I have learned many skills that will help me in life & in the real world. One of the biggest skills I have learned so far is being able to work better with people. Teamwork is a big thing in this class and it allows you and your group to become one. Being able to speak in front of people is the number one fear in the world. This class aids you to make that fear not one of your fears. Your classmates are there for you and you are there for them so no one is left alone in this class.

    • Well said, Pedro! Collaboration is the basis of all our projects. Getting along with people you might not know well or maybe even like very much is a life-long skill.

  85. Some of the many reasons one might consider joining North Salinas Theatre include: the class boosts your self esteem and improves your speaking skills. The reason I personally took the class was because someone told me she never gives homework! The class is also a mixture of the arts so if you like drawing, you’ll do some of that in class too.

  86. Theatre turned out to be one of my favorite classes I ever took. First of all, theatre is super easy and super fun. If you’re shy or have trouble making friends, theatre is a great place to get started! Last but not least, there is no homework!

  87. Theatre is an amazing experience, especially as a high school student. If you are somewhat shy this class will definitely break you out of your shell ; giving you a boost of confidence.
    Theatre is always interactive we are always collaborating with other students and learning new and interesting things. If you hate working out of a book this is the class for you, 85% of the time we are on stage playing games or learning new theatre techniques. Although the thought of being on stage and performing might be nerve racking at first, you will learn to love it and simply have fun.

  88. One reason you should take this class is because it is a great way to make new friends. In this class there are activities where you work in groups with other people to create something fun. That’s another thing, this class is fun and can teach you to work well with others. It doesn’t matter if youre not very social, you’ll learn how to be along the way. And the last reason is because you never have to worry about homework.

  89. Among the many reasons I took theatre, one is that it helps you get better people skills. If you have stage fright or can’t speak in front of a class, taking theatre will help you overcome that. Also, you don’t get any homework!

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