When actor Lois Anderson attended the theatre as a grade 10 student it had a profound impact on her. "I couldn't stop thinking about what had happened to me in the theatre," says Lois, “when I was in that space with the lights down - being drawn into a story that was live."
Young people often feel a high level of engagement when attending a live performance. After returning to the classroom young people use critical thinking to evaluate a performance as well as review and discuss major themes presented by the live production. Teacher Brent Rouleau said his students were profoundly moved and affected by the serious subject matter of the play huff. "For them, that's when they realized the power of great theatre," he says.
"Great artists, their hearts are open. And little children, their hearts are open. And so we have an opportunity to talk heart to heart." says Jillian Keiley, Artistic Director, NAC English Theatre
Inspire young minds and open new worlds by attending student matinees and rehearsals at the NAC.