My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Creative Kids Playhouse Children's Theatre of Orange County, Mission Viejo, CA, USA
CKP provides an outstanding environment that allows the kids who participate to excel. My son, who has Asperger's, started in 6th grade with no acting experience and was extremely shy. He was welcomed by both the adults leading the program and the kids performing with him from the beginning.
Each role he had, starting with the smallest ones in his first plays, allowed him to gain self confidence as an actor and improve his self esteem. The workshops CKP provides allowed him the opportunity to discover areas that interest him. And the excellence of the rehearsals and performances allowed him to observe first hand quality theater arts techniques , knowledge that was extremely helpful when he started in a high school drama program.
Now in high school, my son's passion for drama can be traced back to the support he received from CKP. He is also more confident and outgoing because of them. And just as importantly, he has made lasting friendships with his fellow actors in the program that provide both enjoyment and support.
Recently, a couple of my son's friends at CKP commented to him that he was so quiet when he started, and now he can't stop talking. I too can't stop talking - about the excellence of CKP and how it has improved my son's life.