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Ms. Towne
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Materials for Budding Performers!

My students need materials, such as a collection of one act plays and monologue collections, as well as nonfiction resources for theatrical design for a new Introduction to Theatre Arts course.

My Students

Remember the first time you had to get up in front of a group and give a speech or perform a monologue? Theater can be intimidating for even the most confident young person but it can be the key to success both in the classroom and beyond!

This fall will be the first time my students will be taking a theater class!

As a teacher, I am thrilled for them but as a student, I understand how nerve wracking it may be. One of my goals is to provide insight into multiple elements of theater and support them as they explore the components they connect to the most. Maybe it is acting or directing? Or maybe it is behind the scenes as a designer, stage manager, or dramaturge. My students attend a high school that focuses on technology and on the surface, it may not seem there is a connection between technology and the arts however, engagement in the performing arts offers students a cache of skills that will serve them through high school and beyond.

My Project

The resources from this grant include a collection of one act plays and monologue collections as well as nonfiction resources for theatrical design (sets, costumes, lights, and sound). These materials will allow students to explore diverse characters as well as experiment with movement, improvisation, and creation through collaboration with their peers. I have tried to choose an assortment of collections that students can explore and hopefully find a voice they can experiment with or a design field that they want to use to help create the world of the play. With your help, students can explore, collaborate and create!

Through participation in this semester long class students will gain experience as well as confidence both inside and out of the theater classroom that will serve them long after the semester is over.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Three Plays • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Fundamentals of Theatrical Design • AKJ Books $27.50 1 $27.50
Costume • AKJ Books $12.40 2 $24.80
More One-Act Plays • AKJ Books $17.96 1 $17.96
New One-Act Plays for Acting Students • AKJ Books $17.96 1 $17.96
112 Acting Games • AKJ Books $16.16 1 $16.16
A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion • AKJ Books $16.02 2 $32.04
2 Character Plays for Student Actors • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
Talk to Me: Monologue Plays Eric Lane (Editor), Nina Shengol • AKJ Books $13.14 1 $13.14
The Methuen Book of Monologues for Young Actors • AKJ Books $12.56 1 $12.56
24 Favorite One Act Plays • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Take Ten II: More Ten-Minute Plays Eric Lane (Editor), Nina • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
All in the Timing: Six One-Act Comedies David Ives • AKJ Books $7.20 5 $36.00

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This project will reach 150 students.

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