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Theater Arts Empowers Postulants with Confidence and Creativity

In a transformative journey of self-discovery and skill development, the session of Theater Arts has emerged as the most challenging yet rewarding experience for a group of dedicated postulants. This intensive program, held at St. Joseph College, Taytay Rizal, under the guidance of the esteemed facilitator Sir Albert, has equipped these young learners with invaluable life skills.

Building Confidence Through Drama

The Theater Arts session has been instrumental in boosting the confidence of these postulants, enabling them to express themselves effectively in front of an audience. Through various exercises and performances, they have overcome their fear of public speaking and learned to communicate their thoughts and emotions with conviction.

Physical Expression of Emotions

A fundamental aspect of theater arts is the physical expression of emotions, and this session has excelled in teaching participants how to convey their feelings through acting, dancing, and singing. This immersive experience has helped them discover new dimensions of self-expression, enriching their lives in the process.

Nurturing Creativity

Creativity is at the heart of theater arts, and participants have been encouraged to harness their creative potential during this session. Whether it's portraying characters or crafting performances, these postulants have been challenged to think outside the box and bring their unique ideas to life on stage.

A Journey of Dedication and Enthusiasm

From the very beginning, the postulants displayed remarkable dedication and enthusiasm for the Theater Arts program. On the first day, they embarked on a journey that required them to depart from Taytay Rizal at the crack of dawn, using various modes of transportation, including motorcycles, jeepneys, and the LRT, to reach their destination at Gilmore station.

Exercises That Push Boundaries

Sir Albert, an experienced theater arts facilitator, wasted no time in immersing the participants in a series of exercises that pushed their boundaries. These exercises included unconventional introductions, such as shouting names loudly and spelling them with their lips, and even using their bodies in unique ways.

Unlocking Creativity Through Group Work

Group work became a cornerstone of the Theater Arts session, with Sir Albert separating the postulants into teams. Collaboratively, they animated inanimate objects using their entire bodies, fostering teamwork and creativity. These activities challenged them to think creatively and work together effectively.

Embracing Individuality and Expression

On the second day, participants were assigned individual tasks that required them to embody various roles, from farmers to fishermen and hunters of wild animals. This experience taught them how to express a wide range of emotions, including anger, joy, fear, and sorrow, through pantomimes and monologues.

Mastering the Art of Movement and Dance

The third day of the program focused on mastering the correct hand and foot positions, body gestures, and movements essential for dancing. This instruction laid the foundation for the postulants to incorporate dance into their performances.

Culmination of Skills and Performances

On the final day, the postulants showcased their newfound skills and talents to an audience that included their formators and other spectators. Solo, group, and congregational performances left the audience amazed and delighted. The hard work and dedication they had invested in preparing for this day paid off, giving them a sense of accomplishment and a well-deserved opportunity to unwind.

A Vital Component of Their Journey

While Theater Arts proved to be physically and emotionally taxing, it emerged as a crucial component of the postulants' journey to becoming religiously minded missionaries. It challenged them, tested their humility, and ultimately enriched their lives.

Gratitude to Sir Albert

The postulants express their heartfelt gratitude to Sir Albert for generously sharing his time, knowledge, skills, and expertise in theater arts. His guidance and mentorship have been instrumental in shaping their journey.

Lessons Learned

As the Theater Arts session comes to a close, the postulants reflect on the many valuable lessons they have learned—lessons in confidence, creativity, teamwork, and self-expression. These lessons will undoubtedly serve them well in their future endeavors as religiously minded missionaries, as they continue on their quest of self-discovery and personal growth.



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