If you walk past a classroom of students engaged in a Story Drama lesson, you will know that this is an exciting time to be a part of the arts education community. Inside that classroom you might hear students retelling a part of the story, or see them making a tableau of an emotion that a character experienced, or working together to create an environmental soundscape. Many schools and arts organizations want students to have deep literacy skills and to leave their institutions with 21st century skills that include a growth mindset, perseverance, creative and critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and college and career readiness skills. Story Drama has the ability to do just this: teach core literacy skills while also preparing children socially and emotionally for the 21st century.