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Ms. Sosland from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Library of Plays is Sure to Amaze!

Help me give my students a theatre library, including classics such as Shakespeare, Chekhov, and Sophocles as well as modern plays by diverse playwrights to prepare them for professional and college auditions.

  • $504 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hard working, artistically minded, passionate high school theatre kids! When given challenging material or a quick rehearsal period, they excel and impress. I'm continuously amazed with their ability to collaborate with one another and put aside their differences or personal feelings to create something beautiful.

My students yearn to be among professional theatre performers and makers, but often feel they don't have the necessary tools or materials to prepare a standout audition.

My school is located in the Bronx and many of our students live at or below the poverty line. Students' family members are working two or three jobs to continue to support their children, while some students are coming from shelters or foster care.

At school, they are equals. No matter what neighborhood they're coming from or home situation, they come to our performing arts high school to put in the work, perform meaningful theatre and prepare for a career in the performing arts or a related field.

My Project

My students choose to go to our specific high school because it's a specialized theatre school. Many of them hope to have careers as actors, performers or theatre makers of some sort. In order to prepare for college programs and professional auditions, my students must have an understanding of theatre history and the plays that make up the classical theatre canon.

A play library will allow my students to better understand classical and contemporary works and also prepare them to choose audition material from well-known and new plays that they have read.

I love the idea of my students using a theatre library on their own and entering my classroom just to search for a particular play for a project, audition, or research paper. Plays can be hard to come by and I look forward to offering this resource to my students and many students to come!

Ms. Sosland
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Methuen Drama Book of Plays by Black British Writers • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
The Methuen Drama Book of Post-black Plays (Play Anthologies) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Monologues for Actors of Color • Amazon Business $24.80 1 $24.80
Monologues for Actors of Color • Amazon Business $20.98 1 $20.98
Marisol and Other Plays • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
Fences (Movie tie-in) • Amazon Business $7.69 2 $15.38
The Theban Plays: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $5.00 3 $15.00
School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Choir Boy • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Fires in the Mirror • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
The Importance of Being Earnest • Amazon Business $6.30 2 $12.60
The Glass Menagerie • Amazon Business $6.00 2 $12.00
Lysistrata: (Translated with Annotations by The Athenian Society) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Pygmalion • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
A Midsummer Night's Dream (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $5.65 2 $11.30
King Lear (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $5.56 2 $11.12
Bulrusher • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays) • Amazon Business $5.13 2 $10.26
Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $5.08 2 $10.16
The Three Sisters • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $4.76 2 $9.52
Othello (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $4.76 2 $9.52
Julius Caesar (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $4.76 2 $9.52
Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $4.41 2 $8.82
The Miser • Amazon Business $4.09 2 $8.18
Dr. Faustus (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $3.00 2 $6.00
Everyman and Other Miracle and Morality Plays (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $3.00 2 $6.00
Medea (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $3.00 2 $6.00
Tartuffe (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $3.00 2 $6.00
A Doll's House (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $1.50 2 $3.00

Materials cost

$372.03

Vendor shipping charges

$19.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$427.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.45

Total project goal

$503.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$503.01

8 Donors

-$503.01

Donations toward project cost

-$427.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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