Our Philosophy & Policies

Our Philosophy

Acting Out Kids Community Theatre is exactly what the name implies:  A learning experience hidden under a bunch of fun!  An opportunity for kids to explore their creative side, make new friends, improve confidence, and make public speaking less overwhelming.

We believe kids should take pride in what they do, and what better way than for kids to lead a group of their own peers by teaching an acting game or activity, helping to run a production or by assisting other kids when needed.

Kids participate in fun and interactive games, skits and productions that will help to develop their interests and skills and also allow them to express their own creativity.  Through these activities, kids will learn real life skills such as public speaking, social interaction, building confidence, taking initiative, expressing ideas, being creative and working together as a team.

Everyone is always encouraged to offer each other support and friendship.  Everyone has something important to contribute and each child will be provided with the opportunity to contribute at the level they feel the most comfortable with.  All children are encouraged to participate (because it is fun!), but they are never forced to participate.  If someone doesn’t want to participate and prefers to watch, that is great too because we always need an audience. There is never any pressure, we just want kids to feel comfortable and to have fun.  Our goal is for kids to be able to express themselves in a safe and friendly environment.

Now we will move on to the community part of kids community theatre.  Unlike other kids community theatres, we believe that kids and community should work together.  We volunteer and perform at a variety of community events on a regular basis.  We also collect items to donate to a variety of charities. Kids are always welcome to participate in the community events or to donate an item for one of the charities, but it is never required.

Our Policy & Behavior Expectations

The goal of Acting Out Kids Community Theatre is to create an inclusive, safe, friendly and positive environment for all participants.  We do not tolerate any discrimination/harassment based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or political views.

We do not tolerate any bullying, inappropriate language or inappropriate behavior.  Any child that is rude, disrespectful, and/or provides a hostile and intimidating environment toward another child or adult will be reprimanded and we will notify a parent/guardian of the child’s behavior.  If we have to speak to a parent/guardian more than once regarding a child’s behavior, the child will no longer be allowed to participate at Acting Out Kids Community Theatre and money will not be refunded.

All participants agree to adhere to the following:

  1. To always participate in an active, constructive and positive way.
  2. To adhere to behavior expectations outlined above.
  3. To cooperate with leaders, parents, and assistants at all times.
  4. To always treat all members and adults with kindness and respect.
  5. To communicate positively and actively with all other members.
  6. To keep a positive frame of mind and work as hard as I can.

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