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Theatre

Theatre Education offers both individual and group development of skills and techniques. This art form provides access to multiple learning opportunities, often integrating demonstrations of knowledge through verbal, written, and physical means. 

The full potential of a student involved within this art form is realized when:
  • sufficient learning time is provided for the mastery of skills, techniques, and reflection of goals,
  • theatrical experiences are instructed by individuals with adequate training, and
  • broad in-depth learner experiences are encouraged by the school community.

New Academic Standards Adopted - Theatre 2018

Standards Review

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction went through a transparent and comprehensive process for reviewing and revising the academic standards in theatre. We are pleased to announce that the State Superintendent has decided to adopt the Wisconsin Standards for Theatre. Districts are free to consider the standards of their choosing in their work.

Thank you to the writing committee, stakeholders, educators, the State Superintendent's Standards Review Council, and members of the public for the feedback shared to inform this work. For more information about the standards and process, visit the links. 

Here are links to resources describing the process.

Specific information about programming and curriculum design is available through two publications: Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Theatre Education (1997) and A Guide to Curriculum Planning in Classroom Drama and Theatre (1992). You may purchase each guide at DPI Publication Sales or 800-243-8782. Districts are free to consider the standards of their choosing in their work.

For further information about theatre education in Wisconsin, please follow the links: 
Resources 
For questions about this information, contact Julie Palkowski