The Power of Theatre


Performing arts is a collection of powerful creative activities that have the power to captivate the audience watching. Whether the message is pure entertainment or a spoken word; undoubtedly there is a message conveyed to the audience. Research repeatedly shows the benefits of performing arts.

In many countries around the world, the performing arts have a way of changing communities for the better. For example, in Ruramira, Rwanda, a community-based drama club performs various life subject matter plays that educate and entertain both adults and children. The plays present issues that at times, are difficult to talk about within a family setting or one-on-one.

The tremendous work that community members in Ruramira, Rwanda are doing is sure to impact generations to come.


Changing the Community Behavior Around Early Childhood Development through Theatre. (2018, October 15). FXB Rwanda. Retrieved from 

Additional Read:

Research shows involvement in the arts has wide-ranging benefits for young people.
(2013, September 27). The University of Sydney. Retrieved from

Savacool, J. (n.d). How the Performing Arts Benefit Kids. Retrieved from

Photo Credit: FranckinJapan, Pixabay, License: CC Public Domain

Aneeta Pearson, MSW, MS


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