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Ms. Thomas from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

After School Theatre

The cost of books such as Kaffir Boy, 111 Shakespeare Monologues for Teens, Spoken Word Revolution, and more from Barnes and Noble is $586, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $660 goal

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A few other teachers and I have decided to begin an after school club that will have students do small ten minute scenes that include poetry, duet, interpretation, story-telling and oratory. We are hoping to incorporate some music into the program as well. Students are excited about this as we have been telling them that the activity will begin. There is little or no theatre appreciation or after school activity in this high school. When I was in high school, I was so involved in theatre and activities that it has made me who I am. The group aspect, the analysis, the performance and the pride it builds makes me know that theatre activity opportunities are essential for a thriving school and thriving students. We need books. We need plays and anthologies of monologues and dialogues. We need poetry books. We need some simple costumes. We need a small amount of paint for a simple platform. We need wood for the platform. We need anything that will build out program. In the end, though we are still working out the details of the performance, we will have our show in the cafeteria in a cafe or ice cream social kind of style. Many parents and students will come, I am sure. This is so exciting for us and them. Please help out! We can even video tape this for you!

Ms. Thomas
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Anthology of Modern American Poetry Cary Nelson (Editor), Linda K. Kerber (Editor), Emory Elliott (Editor), Terence Martin (Editor), A. Walton Litz (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $52.15 1 $52.15
An Invitation to Poetry: A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology, with DVD Robert Pinsky (Editor), Maggie Dietz (Editor), With Rosemarie Ellis • Barnes and Noble $26.95 1 $26.95
Seven Black Plays: The Theodore Ward Prize for African-American Playwriting Chuck Smith (Editor), Foreword by August Wilson • Barnes and Noble $26.95 1 $26.95
Black Saga: The African American Experience Charles M. Christian, Sari Bennett, Sari J. Bennett • Barnes and Noble $22.50 1 $22.50
Anna Quindlen Box Set Anna Quindlen • Barnes and Noble $21.55 1 $21.55
30 Ten-Minute Plays for 3 Actors Michael Bigelow Dixon (Editor), Actors Theatre of Louisville, Michael Bigelow Dixon, Stephen (Eds.) Moulds, Amy Wegener (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
30 Ten-Minute Plays for 4, 5, and 6 Actors Michael Bigelow Dixon (Editor), Actors Theatre of Louisvill, Tanya Palmer (Editor), Brendan Healy (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip Hop & the Poetry of a New Generation Mark Eleveld • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Christopher Durang : Complete Full-Length Plays 1975-1995 Christopher Durang, Robert Brunstein (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
30 Ten-Minute Plays for 2 Actors Michael Bigelow Dixon (Editor), Michael Dixon, Karen C. Petruska, Amy Wegener (Editor), Karen C. Petruska (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Plays for the Actresses Nina Shengold, Eric Lane (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Plays in One Act Daniel Halpern (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner • Barnes and Noble $15.57 1 $15.57
Kaffir Boy Mark Mathabane • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry Gary Mex Glazner (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Great Monologues For Young Actors, Volume II Craig Slaight (Editor), Jack Sharrar, Craig Slaight, Jack Sharrar (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Verses That Hurt: Pleasure and Pain from the Poemfone Poets Jordan Trachtenberg (Editor), Amy Trachtenberg, Col, Amy Trachtenberg (Editor), Christian Lantry (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Take Ten: New 10-Minute Plays Eric Lane, Nina Shengold (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $12.60 1 $12.60
The Heidi Chronicles and Other Plays: Uncommon Women and Others and Isn't It Romantic Wendy Wasserstein • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Multicultural Monologues for Young Actors Craig Slaight (Editor), Jack F. Sharrar (Editor), Jack Sharrar (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens (Young Actors Series): 111 One-Minute Monologues, Vol. 1 Janet B. Milstein • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
Great Monologues for Young Actors, Vol. 1 Craig Slaight, Jack Sharrar, Jack Sharrar (Editor), Foreword by Horton Foote • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
111 Shakespeare Monologues for Teens Lisa Bonsavage, William Shakespeare (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
The Roald Dahl Omnibus: Perfect Bedtime Stories for Sleepless Nights Roald Dahl • Barnes and Noble $9.98 1 $9.98
Fences August Wilson, Lloyd Richards (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $9.90 1 $9.90
Piano Lesson August Wilson • Barnes and Noble $9.90 1 $9.90
Master Harold...and the Boys Athol Fugard • Barnes and Noble $9.90 1 $9.90
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/when the Rainbow Is Enuf: A Choreopoem Ntozake Shange • Barnes and Noble $8.10 1 $8.10
How I Learned to Drive Paula Vogel • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85

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