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Mr. Frey-Gould from Long Beach NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Theatrical Resources for High School Students!

My students need full-length plays and monologue books in order to study real theatrical pieces to explore design, acting, and audition techniques!

  • $586 goal

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My Students

My students love coming to the auditorium to experience the magic of theater through performance, stage design, and improvisation. It's one of the few places where there is zero judgement and everyone is helping each other find their inner selves through portrayal of characters.

My students mean the world to me, and affording them every opportunity to succeed and develop a love for theater is my only wish for them.

It is my hope that materials that we acquire through this site will allow my students opportunities to explore the world of theater and, in turn, discover creativity within themselves.

My Project

My students study plays in their Studio in Theater Arts class. We explore acting technique, staging requirements, theatrical design, and theater history. In order to do this, we need real theatrical plays in order to get a cross-section of theater history, and explore these various techniques. Sadly, through a miscommunication, our play collection has been misplaced, and in order to replenish it, we need your help!

Theater is a study of the human condition and how to portray it on stage, and for students, it's one of the few subjects where they can explore their emotions through performance, as well as to be creative.

The publications we are fundraising for hit a large cross-section of modern and classic theatrical pieces, as well as monologue books and theatre resources geared specifically for teenagers. Plays include compilations of short plays (5-10 minute plays and one-acts) as well as full length productions including: A View From the Bridge, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, The Crucible, Steel Magnolias, Hamlet, Rumors, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Glass Menagerie, Rabbit Hole, The Dining Room, The Normal Heart and more. These will be used for scene study from acting, directing, and design standpoints, utilizing real productions to draw inspiration from. Also, these plays and the monologue books to be purchased give students an opportunity to prepare for future public speaking situations, as well as auditions in the theater world.

Mr. Frey-Gould
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 50 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
25 In 10 • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
The Ultimate Audition Book: 222 Comedy Monologues, 2 Minutes And Under Vol. 4 (Monologue Audition Series) • Amazon Business $19.35 1 $19.35
1: Christopher Durang Volume I: 27 Short Plays • Amazon Business $19.15 1 $19.15
Men's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Ten-Minute Plays: The Comedy Collection • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Play That Goes Wrong: 3rd Edition (Modern Plays) • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Womens Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny (Applause Acting Series) • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
A View from the Bridge (Penguin Classics) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Humans (Revised TCG Edition) • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: The Play (Modern Plays) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Rumors • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Normal Heart • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Lend Me a Tenor • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Barefoot in the Park: A Comedy in Three Acts • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Noises Off • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens: 111 One-Minute Monologues (Young Actors Series) • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts • Amazon Business $9.65 1 $9.65
LGBTQ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny (The Applause Acting Series) • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Dinner With Friends • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
August: Osage County - Acting Edition • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
A Streetcar Named Desire. • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Love, Loss and What I Wore - Acting Edition • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Steel Magnolias – Acting Edition • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Picnic • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
'Night Mother. • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
The Dining Room. • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead - Acting Edition • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Almost, Maine (second revised edition) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Rabbit Hole - Acting Edition • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Our Town: A Play in Three Acts (Perennial Classics) • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
The Laramie Project • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
The Glass Menagerie: Acting Edition • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Peter and the Starcatcher (Acting Edition) (Peter and the Starcatchers) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Doubt: A Parable • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
A Raisin in the Sun • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Arsenic and Old Lace - Acting Edition • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
When Shakespeare's Ladies Meet - Acting Edition • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Lone Star.A Comedy in One Act • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Children's Hour (Acting Edition) • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Othello • Amazon Business $3.36 1 $3.36

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