Mission:The District 65 Drama Department, established in 1927, is the longest thriving creative drama program in the United States. Under the guidance of creative drama specialists, this nationally renowned drama department provides the children of Evanston with exceptional theatre education. Central to that mission is the recognition that creative drama is both a theatrical art form and a powerful teaching methodology.
The District 65 Drama Department help lead the development of both the National Core Arts Standards, Illinois Theatre Standards as well as the Arts Skills Map for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. The Evanston-Skokie School District 65 Drama Program, founded in 1924, is nationally recognized as a leader in Creative Drama education.