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Mrs. Santorelli from Jamaica NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Our First Theater Library!

Help me give my students a theater library! They will be able to read and perform these plays as well as use them as examples and inspiration for writing their own plays.

  • $560 goal

This project expired on June 10, 2019.

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My Students

My students are middle schoolers who are participating in Theater class (8th grade) and after school Drama Club (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) for the first time.

My students are excited about performing for their peers as first time actors.

They are proactive in searching for plays on their own. Students are able to find short skits (1-2 pages long) but they are asking for "real" plays. Their enthusiasm is being limited because our school library does not have any plays. They are working on two Shakespeare plays which I happen to have in the classroom library but it is above most of their understanding.

My Project

Students need plays! This is the first year with an after school club for drama and Theater class. We have limited performing arts books in our school library that we use, yet there aren't any play scripts to perform.

My students will be using these play, such as Diary of Anne Frank and The Triangle Factory Fire Project , to perform in theater class and after school drama club and to connect to their core classes.

We do not have any plays, except for two Shakespeare plays which are too advanced for some of my students. They are so excited to start performing.

Mrs. Santorelli
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Barefoot in the Park: A Comedy in Three Acts • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90
Lobby Hero - Acting Edition • Amazon Business $9.00 2 $18.00
All My Sons • Amazon Business $7.05 2 $14.10
Rumors • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Noises Off • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
A Midsummer Night's Dream for Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun!) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hamlet For Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun!) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Tempest for Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun!) • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Romeo and Juliet for Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun!) • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Fuddy Meers - Acting Edition (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Bright Half Life • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
'Night Mother. (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Terra Nova: A Play (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Triangle Factory Fire Project - Acting Edition (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Seagull (Hampton) - Acting Edition • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Andromache. • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Glass Menagerie: Acting Edition • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Picnic • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Arsenic and Old Lace - Acting Edition (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Patient A - Acting Edition • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Orpheus Descending: A Play in Three Acts • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Sense and Sensibility • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Golden Boy: Acting Edition (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Love Letters - Acting Edition (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
A View From the Bridge. (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
A Streetcar Named Desire. (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Dracula (Dietz) (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
It's Only a Play. • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
'Art' - Acting Edition (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Superior Donuts - Acting Edition • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Suddenly Last Summer. (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Little Foxes. (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
You Can't Take It with You: A Comedy in Three Acts (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Star-Spangled Girl • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Almost, Maine (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
When We Were Young and Unafraid • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (adapted for the stage by Simon Levy) (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Steel Magnolias – Acting Edition • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
MacBeth : For Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun series) • Amazon Business $8.36 1 $8.36
Proof - Acting Edition (Acting Edition for Theater Productions) • Amazon Business $8.12 1 $8.12
The Children's Hour (Acting Edition) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Death of a Salesman • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Twelfth Night : For Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun series) • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
The Laramie Project • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
Harvey • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71

Materials cost

$438.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$475.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.87

Total project goal

$559.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$559.12

1 Donor

-$559.12

Donations toward project cost

-$475.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.87

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$0.00

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