Drama Therapy

Standing Tall

Having witnessed an airliner crashing into the second World Trade Center tower, on September 11, 2001, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Manhattan's P.S. 3 work through their feelings about the experience with the help of drama therapist, Dr. Robert Landy, and a group of youth theater professionals. Through a series of drama workshops, the group develops an original play based on the children's roles and stories.
Here is an excerpt from the film Standing Tall, which documents the transformation of the young students' stories into a theatrical performance. It offers a compelling portrait of the sometimes amazing coping strengths that children can display when they are able to work through such experiences with the help of skilled, supportive adults.

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