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Moresby Arts Theatre is proud to have been running our Youth Arts Programme for 20 years. We are now very pleased to announce that we are offering regular Saturday morning drama classes for 13 - 17 year olds. This will provide an important opportunity for participants to learn the art of acting, explore their creativity and self-expression, build confidence, communication skills, empathy, and teamwork, and make new friends!


 Adolescence is a critical period of development marked by physical, emotional, and social changes. Drama classes offer a unique avenue for adolescents to explore their identities, build confidence, and develop crucial life skills. This concept note proposes drama classes tailored specifically for 13-17 year olds, aiming to provide them with a safe and supportive environment to express themselves creatively while fostering personal growth.


        To provide a platform for adolescents to explore their creativity and self-expression through drama and performance.

        To build confidence, communication skills, empathy, and teamwork among participants.

        To address issues relevant to adolescents such as self-esteem, peer pressure, and social dynamics through dramatic exploration.

        To cultivate an inclusive and supportive community where participants feel valued and respected.

Curriculum Overview:

  •  Introduction to Drama: Basic acting techniques, improvisation exercises, and storytelling fundamentals.

  •  Character Development: Exploring character traits, motivations, and emotions through role-playing activities.

  •  Script Analysis: Understanding dramatic structure, dissecting scenes, and interpreting scripts.

  •  Voice and Movement: Exercises to develop vocal projection, articulation, and physical presence on stage.

  •  Collaborative Projects: Group performances, ensemble work, and collaborative storytelling.

  •  Reflection and Feedback: Encouraging self-reflection and providing constructive feedback to foster growth.

  •  Incorporating Themes: Addressing relevant themes such as identity, diversity, and social issues through dramatic exploration.

  •  Performance Opportunities: Showcasing skills through regular performances for peers, family, and the community.


  • Playful Learning Environment: Create a safe and playful atmosphere where adolescents feel comfortable taking risks and expressing themselves freely.

  • Peer Interaction: Encourage peer collaboration and support to foster a sense of belonging and teamwork.

  • Inclusive Practices: Ensure diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of the program, welcoming participants from varied backgrounds and abilities.

  • Holistic Development: Emphasize not only performance skills but also personal growth, emotional intelligence, and social awareness.

  • Tailored Sessions: Adapt activities and discussions to the specific needs and interests of adolescents, allowing for flexibility and spontaneity.


  •  Increased self-confidence and self-awareness.

  •  Improved communication and interpersonal skills.

  •  Enhanced empathy and understanding of others.

  •  Strengthened ability to express thoughts and emotions creatively.

  •  Development of a supportive peer network.

  •  Greater appreciation for diversity and inclusivity.

  •  Transferable skills applicable to various areas of life, including academics, career, and personal relationships.

Implementation Plan:

 Recruitment: Advertise the program through schools and social media platforms targeting adolescents aged 13-17.

 Staffing: Recruit experienced drama instructors with a passion for working with adolescents and expertise in youth development.

 Resources: Gather relevant materials, scripts, props, and equipment necessary for the classes.

 Registration and Evaluation: Establish a registration process for participants and conduct regular evaluations to assess progress         and gather feedback for program improvement.


 Establish partnerships with schools and youth organizations.

 Train local educators and volunteers to facilitate drama classes, ensuring the program's longevity and scalability.

 Create opportunities for alumni to mentor younger participants and contribute to the program's growth and continuity.


Drama classes for adolescents offer a transformative experience, empowering them to discover their voices, connect with others and navigate the complexities of adolescence with confidence and resilience. By providing a supportive and inclusive environment for creative expression and personal growth, this program aims to enrich the lives of 13-17 year olds and foster a generation of empathetic and empowered individuals.

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