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Ms. Sussman from Long Island City NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Build a Theatre Library Part II

The cost of various books, DVDs, scripts, drafting supplies, and basic stage equipment (from Barnes and Noble) is $555, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am a first year Teaching Fellow at a junior high school in Astoria, Queens. I have the pleasure of teaching both Special Education and Theatre, and I hope in this coming year to combine the two to make a wonderful, new program. Because Theatre Arts is a new addition to the curriculum, we have a very limited amount of supplies with which to work. While I want to teach my students that they can create theatre and art without spending a lot of money, we still need some basic supplies to get us started...mainly books, DVDs, scripts, drafting supplies, and basic stage equipment to use in the classroom. I have some fantastic ideas for the upcoming year...mask-making, playwrighting, stage design, acting, improvisation, and musical theatre, just to name a few! We can't do it without your support. Our kids are talented, creative, and energetic. Most of them have never seen a play, much less been a part of one. I know that studying theatre will boost their self-esteem, hone their analytical and writing skills, and provide an outlet for which to express themselves. Moreover, our school plays will help instill a badly needed sense of school spirit into our halls. We are planning a Fall play as well as a Spring musical, giving each and every student ample opportunities to be as involved as they wish. Our school serves over 1,000 students, and theatre classes will be provided for about 300 students. I also hope to combine Special Education and Theatre, using dramatic techniques to reinforce the curriculum, practice creative writing skills, and to discuss and deconstruct social issues. My ultimate goal is to instill in my students a sincere appreciation for the arts that could possibly lead to a career in the arts and entertainment industry or perhaps just their life-long support of the New York arts community. It is amazing how just a few books and supplies can make this dream a reality. I sincerely thank you for your time and consideration.

Ms. Sussman
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teen's Musical Theatre Collection Louise Lerch (Compiler) • Barnes and Noble $22.45 1 $22.45
Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway...and More Danny Simmons (Editor), Russell Simmons, Stan Lathan • Barnes and Noble $18.00 1 $18.00
Aida Elton John, Tim Rice • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Once on This Island: Vocal Selections Warner Brothers (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Little Shop of Horrors: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Alan Menken • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Oedipus Rex Sophocles, Roger Dawe (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Tick, Tick... Boom! Jonathan Larson • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Thoroughly Modern Millie: Vocal Selections Cherry Lane Music Staff • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Broadway Musicals: Show by Show Stanley Green, Kay Green, Revised by Kay Green • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Ragtime E. L. Doctorow • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Making of Guys and Dolls Keith Garebian • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Folktales on Stage: Children's Plays for Reader's Theater (or Readers Theatre), with 16 Play Scripts from World Folk and Fairy Tales and Legends, Including Asian, African, Middle Eastern, European, and Native American Aaron Shepard • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Guys and Dolls: The Stories of Damon Runyon Damon Runyon • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Break a Leg!: The Kid's Guide to Acting and Stagecraft Lise Friedman, Mary Dowdle, Mary Dowdle (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Vocal Selections from Annie Staff of Edwin H. Morris & Company • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Hairspray Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Sunday in the Park with George: A Musical Stephen Sondheim • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Wicked Stephen Schwartz • Barnes and Noble $12.56 1 $12.56
The Secret Garden Marsha Norman, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Lucy Simon • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Fiddler on the Roof: Vocal Selections Jerry Bock, Joseph Stein, Sy Feldman (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Assassins Stephen Sondheim, John Weidman, Stephen Sondheim (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Gregory Maguire, Douglas Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.20 1 $11.20
Company George Furth, Stephen Sondheim • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
Into the Woods James Lapine, With Stephen Sondheim • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
1776: A Musical Play Peter Stones, Sherman Edwards • Barnes and Noble $9.90 1 $9.90
Fiddler on the Roof: Based on Sholom Aleichem's Stories Joseph Stein, Sholem Aleichem, Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Jerome Robbins • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Jelly's Last Jam George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, Susan Birkenhead (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Wham! It's a Poetry Jam: Discovering Performance Poetry Sara Holbrook, Foreword by Jane Yolen • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Black like Me John Howard Griffin, Robert Bonazzi (Afterword), Preface by John Howard Griffin • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Good-Bye, Mr. Chips James Hilton, H. M. Brock (Illustrator), Foreword by Edward Weeks • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
West Side Story Irving Shulman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39

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