Brehm students put on a fantastic play each year with the help of our talented directors. Students discover new talents, sharpen their existing talents, and learn to work well as a team. The school play is just one more example of how Brehm is the place for students to shine.
In most schools, students with learning disabilities can’t find the courage to try out for a play, or they don’t believe they have a chance at getting cast. At Brehm, where students feel comfortable around other students with similar issues, the extraordinary happens regularly. Students with dyslexia, for example, develop great confidence, wonderful stage presence, and the ability to wow an audience.
Students who like to be on stage can focus on character development and story, while those who prefer to be back stage can help with the creation of sets and other aspects of the production. Sets are created with the assistance of art classes and wood shop, and the plays showcase drama, dance, singing, and many other types of artistic expression.
Past plays have included Wishful Thinking, Pirates of the Great Lakes, An Actor’s Nightmare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and A Saturday Night Live Review. It’s a powerful thing to watch students work so hard and receive so much positive attention for their efforts. Bravo!
Working together and supporting each other is the key to pulling off a great Brehm event every year.