Studies by the College Board show that students with at least
four years of arts have higher SAT scores. Drama and music
appreciation students have the highest.
Drama fills a basic need for activity in students. When you
get students interested and involved, it translates to better
thinking, reading and writing.
The skills a young person develops in drama are the very skills
needed for the workplace of the twenty-first century:
“…If someone exhibits good team work, communication,
problem solving and creative thinking skills, an employer
is thrilled. That is where your drama classes really teach
critical future skills.”
- Regina Phillips, Director of Communications, Kentuckiana
(Regional Workforce Board)
Drama increases concentration and comprehension. Studies show
that children who dramatize stories have higher reading comprehension
scores than those who only read the story. (DuPont, 1992).
helps young people develop empathy. Having an arts program
in an elementary school is a proven way of building relationships
with parents and the school’s community.
child can do it and best of all, it’s fun!
"Acting out stories reinforced our children's skills
in listening, creativity and critical thinking."
- Geraldine Woods, Arts Coordinator
Louisville Central Community Center
Pre- and Post-Show Workshops
“Yes, absolutely the show workshop was effective!!
Students gained more from the production because they
were so well prepared.”
- Teacher, St. James
Professional Development Workshops
“This was one of the best professional development
- Archdiocese Professional Development Summer Institute
“Miss Pence, Miss Pence! There was a question
about improvisation on the CATS test and I knew the
right answer because of Blue Apple!”
- 5th grade male, Jacob Elementary
"In social studies and language arts classes, I
now know a lot more and remember information better
because of Blue Apple Players."
- 8th grade male, Western Middle
“This student has benefited a great deal during
this project. He has developed his reading and listening
skills. He has been able to work with other students
more than before to finish a project.”
- Shannon Higgins, Teacher at Pitt Academy
"She loved it! Everyday she talked about how great
it was. Extremely friendly teachers made her feel comfortable
- Parent of participant
child loved the workshops. She was able to express herself
and her creativity and be appreciated for that expression."
- Parent of participant