“NBYT students have shown much growth in both literacy development skills and social skills. The professional level programs also build self-esteem while encouraging students to tap into their own creativity.”
– A New Britain Elementary School Administrator
Since 2010, NBYT has served thousands of children and teenagers in school programs, drama classes, and productions. In its own classrooms and in schools and childcare centers throughout Connecticut, NBYT has provided literacy-based programming that promotes social, emotional, and creative development. Programs are based upon National Core Arts Standards, and the curriculum is designed to align with the Common Core State Standards for English and Language Arts. All programs include not only processed-based drama activities and some level of performing, but also grade-level appropriate study of the source material—plays, poetry, folktales, or music. Creative input through either verbal participation or writing—either original or adapted work—are also encouraged and expected of each child as time allows. Physical and vocal warm-ups and exercises are also included and practiced each program day.
- To enroll in an NBYT drama class, look over the stage performance classes and homeschool programs offered each school year.
- To discuss bringing a program to your school or group—or even customizing a program specifically for your youth—contact Executive and Artistic Director Darren Farrington at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-515-8115.
- NBYT directors are also available, at no cost, to speak to parent and teacher groups about developing or leading drama programs of their own. We can also advise on staffing and producing school theatrical productions at any level.