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Ms. Rainbolt from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Updated Theatre Space

Help me give my students a working theatre with a sound system and lighting instruments.

  • $4,995 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have so much talent in both Theatre and Dance. In some cases, this is the first time they have done either (or both) of these of performance-based arts. I am proud of them for finding the courage to learn something new and even display their talents in front of other teachers and peers. It has been rewarding to see them grow as they explore what it means to workshop a monologue and scene work in theatre. In my dance class, I had a student ask me how tap dancers are able to make the sounds with their feet. It was the first time they had been exposed to the genre and it was awesome to see how excited they were to learn about the different styles of dance. They even performed a small piece at the end of the semester in front of other schools in the district.

My Project

Currently, the theatre has no sound system and very few lighting instruments. I use this as a dual space to teach both my theatre and dance classes. When teaching dance, I have been using a boombox on the side of the stage for my students to have music. I would love to turn around this program, as it is my first year teaching in both the profession and at this school. These materials would be so beneficial (and really necessary) when putting on productions for all of my students. The up to date materials would give the students an opportunity to learn technical elements in addition to performance skills they can take with them through higher education and life. A working sound system would allow music for dance performances and theatrical productions. Also, having new lights would allow the stage to be lit with more than the house bulbs and the few remaining instruments that are still intact.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ELX200-15 15 in. Portable Passive Loudspeaker • Woodwind and Brasswind $449.00 2 $898.00
StudioLive 16R 16-Channel Rackmount Digital Mixer • Woodwind and Brasswind $799.95 1 $799.95
XTi2002 Power Amplifier • Woodwind and Brasswind $769.00 1 $769.00
Eartec UL4S UltraLITE 4-Person System, Includes Single-Ear Master Headset and 3xSingle-Ear Remote Headset • Amazon Business $735.00 1 $735.00
ZLX-12P 12 In. 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker • Woodwind and Brasswind $399.00 1 $399.00
ADJ Products Stage Lighting Dimmer Pack (DP-415R) • Amazon Business $117.39 2 $234.78
Elite 12g Speaker Cable Speakon to Speakon • Woodwind and Brasswind $99.99 1 $99.99
Eliminator Lighting STAGE LIGHT 7.00in. x 7.00in. x 8.00in. Par 38 Black with lamp • Amazon Business $25.58 3 $76.74
Elite 12g Speaker Cable Speakon to Speakon • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.99 1 $69.99
NETGEAR AC1200 Dual Band Smart WiFi Router, Gigabit Ethernet (R6230) • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00
Neewer 12 x 12-Inches Pack of 8 Transparent Color Correction Lighting Gel Filter in 8 Different Colors • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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