In the real world, we don’t get a dress rehearsal. We are all performing in a live, unscripted, unrehearsed show every minute of every day. By allowing students to participate in the dramatic arts, they gain valuable knowledge and skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. For example, when someone is an effective communicator, they are often comfortable and confident in social situations. This in turn leads to stronger skills in conveying information at a professional level. The knowledge learned in a drama class can also translate into academic and workplace successes(8).