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Ms. Ezike from Brooklyn NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Blackbox Theater Arts Project

Help me give my students a black box theater environment and experience in their classroom where they can thrive in their performance through theater elements such as technical device, lighting, curtains, and a set to recite dialogue.

  • $270 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school students are very passionate about improvisation and dialogue in theater arts! They love behind the scenes and on stage involvement. Like most 6th, 7th, and 8th grades they are finding confidence with delivering monologues and dialogues. They could benefit tremendously from a theater box classroom to build lighting, explore theater tech and sets. One of my students comes to theater arts daily singing Alexander Hamilton, the self titled song from the broadway show Hamilton. Reciting the monologue and rapping his part has actually made his speech stronger as he struggles with a mild speech impediment. Giving my students an environment where they can perform can spark their imagination, help them explore careers in behind the scenes and on set theater work.

My Project

One of the most significant benefits that my students receive from theater arts is the English Language component. For many of our students, English is a second language. As students recite their dialogue and monologue having visual aids, props and technical stimulation makes reciting and reading lines a much more engaging experience than just reading in a seat.

If my project is fully funded, students will create a video series of on set dialogue and monologue in the environment you have funded with theater resources provided (for example we will document the use of lights, curtains, furniture set and tech resources).

As we prepare our mid year show, these theater elements donated will bring our performance to life! We will document rehearsals and the live show.

Ms. Ezike
Grades 6-8
More than half 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
Nady - 200-Channel UHF Wireless Microphone System • Best Buy Education $196.36 1 $196.36

Materials cost

$196.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$229.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.47

Total project goal

$269.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$269.78

6 Donors

-$193.75

Donations toward project cost

-$167.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.06

Matching donations from our partners

-$72.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$61.62

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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