Our names are Suzanne and Robert Kaplan and we are the Directors of Drama Kids International for the Tucson, Marana and Oro Valley areas. I have been a Tucson educator for 26 years. Our love for acting and the theater began with our youngest daughter, Alexandra, who has been an actor since the age of eight. At Drama Kids the “Difference is Dramatic!” Developing important lifelong speaking, leadership, and social skills through FUN drama activities is our specialty! Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama program in the world, with more than 50,000 students at 1,500 plus locations in both the US and internationally. Our copyrighted curriculum features original creative lessons with a built -in advancing scale of language development that enables students of different ages and abilities to progress at their own rate. Its curriculum differs significantly from traditional drama programs, with an emphasis on fun drama activities that are designed to allow all students to fully participate and develop acting and speaking skill regardless of age or prior experience level. While your child will certainly gain acting skills that will be beneficial to a budding “star”, our main goal is to help children develop the skills they need to succeed in life; to be able to use a well projected voice to ask questions or volunteer answers, to make friends, or participate easily in teams and study groups, to be able to discuss or share ideas fluently, to easily speak with adults, and to have the confidence to say no and stick up for themselves when necessary. These skills will follow them as they move through school and into the “real world”, allowing them to be able to interview confidently, negotiate effectively, and think creatively.