Learning From Live Theater: Students realize gains from theater trips - Research : Education Next

 Field trips to live theater enhance literary knowledge, tolerance, and empathy among students, according to a study. The research team found that reading and watching movies of Hamlet and A Christmas Carol could not account for the increase in knowledge experienced by students who attended live performances of the plays. Students who attended live performances of the play also scored higher on the study's tolerance measure than the control group by a moderately large margin and were better able to recognize and appreciate what other people think and feel.


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2014-2015 Season


2015 CETA Southern High School Theatre Festival

Each year CETA holds its Southern High School Theatre Festival during the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. The weekend offers a variety of opportunities for artistic growth for high school students and their teachers. The three-day Festival showcases four Main Stage plays selected from four regions of Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and San Diego County. Additionally, eight schools are selected to perform 10-minute scenes from their productions for the Festival’s SceneFest. The CETA Southern High School Theatre Festival is open to all high schools across the state of California.
Festival Weekend

January 16-18, 2015

Plummer Auditorium
Fullerton Union High School
201 E. Chapman Ave.
Fullerton Ca 92832

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