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Mr. Tonks from Versailles KY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Theatre: Transformation Behind the Mask

Help me give my students creative drama opportunities and materials to create plays for younger audiences.

  • $226 goal

This project expired on April 28, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students crave exciting, creative, cutting-edge theatre experiences. I want to provide opportunities that don't seem run of the mill--rather I have a great number of students who are "teetering on the fence" when it comes to the arts, in general, and theatre/drama, specifically. These students are certainly creative but, lack the kind of options and opportunities found in other arts programs around the country.

Quite often my students have never seen live theatre and its life-changing power.

These students are engaged in a number of activities outside the school day that limit their exposure to the magic of theatre. Providing opportunities within the school day is my mandate for live theatre to be life-transforming.

My Project

Theatre is a life-changing experience for many people. I requested a series of masks for performing groups to use to create characters.

Often my students are afraid to try something new and a mask provides that sense of security.

I also chose these masks because the creative impetus is still on the students. What better way to entertain than using this mask as a springboard to basic character creation?

Both the performer and the audience are transformed through performance and what better way to transform than to use the classic mask and all of its magic.

Mr. Tonks
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MASKS PAPERBOARD CLASSPACK SET OF 24 • School Specialty $28.39 4 $113.56
SUPER HERO DESIGN MASKS PACK OF 24 • School Specialty $7.94 2 $15.88
SHAKESPEARE DESIGN MASKS PACK OF 24 • School Specialty $7.94 2 $15.88

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