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Mrs. Poorman from Rogers AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Illuminate the Imagination

Help me give my students a Black Box Theater with the supplies they need to perform. We need a Chauvet SlimPar 64, 8 - Light Lighting System and Theatrical-up and accessories for peer performances and critiques.

  • $1,614 goal

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My Students

We are a Title 1 school in a small city with students who need every advantage they can get. Many of our students come from broken families and the most challenging personal circumstances. But, despite their barriers, they are the most amazing students in the world! Our students don't mind working long hard hours to achieve their goals. Our kids stay late for after school rehearsals and those who have transportation help out by giving rides to those who don't. They are just the best and sweetest kids all-around!

My Project

Most of my Stagecraft and Theatre students do not have aspirations of becoming Broadway actors or technicians, although some do. But all of them still want and need to reap the benefits of a theatrical program (i.e. problem-solving, teamwork skills, technical expertise, creative and artistic expression). We have a large auditorium, shared by all in the school and we can't always access it. Plus the equipment is very expensive and only second & third-level students are allowed to touch it. Our new principal has given us permission to paint my classroom (once a storage closet) and convert it into a Black Box Theatre. In it, this smaller lighting system will be utilized as a "training equipment" or stepping stone to the larger, more complicated machinery. As for the stage make-up, it is part of our curriculum, we use it regularly and have just run out of supplies. Please help us get back on track with new lighting and cosmetics. Thank you.

Mrs. Poorman
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SlimPar64 8 Light System • Woodwind and Brasswind $999.99 1 $999.99
Goody Mirror 2 Sided Makeup • Amazon Business $5.00 10 $50.00
Mehron Makeup Celebre Pro-HD Cream Face & Body Makeup, MEDIUM 2 (0.9 oz) • Amazon Business $12.86 2 $25.72
Mehron Makeup SynWax Synthetic Modeling Wax (10 oz) • Amazon Business $21.71 1 $21.71
Mehron Makeup Professional Modeling Putty/Wax for Special Effects, Halloween, Movies - 1 oz • Amazon Business $10.41 2 $20.82
Mehron Makeup Foundation Greasepaint (1.25 oz) (EXTRA FAIR) • Amazon Business $8.95 2 $17.90
Mehron Makeup Celebre Pro-HD Cream Face & Body Makeup (.9 oz) (LIGHT 2) • Amazon Business $15.05 1 $15.05
Mehron Makeup Celebre Pro-HD Cream Face & Body Makeup (0.9 oz) (MEDIUM 4) • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
Mehron Makeup Celebre Pro-HD Cream Face & Body Makeup (.9 oz) (MEDUIM 3) • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Mehron Makeup CreamBlend Stick (.75 oz) (FAIR Female) • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
BTArtbox Disposable Makeup Applicator Mascara Wands & Lipstick Applicators & Eyeliner Brush 300PCS Daily Makeup Brushes Sets Kits 6 Styles  (Black) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
FantaSea Latex Free Foam Wedges, 100-count Bag • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
200pcs Disposable Lip Brush Lip Gloss Applicators Lipstick Wands Tool Kits (200) • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19

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