My name is Ajyah Ford, and I am in the theatre program at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, a member of the 2025 graduating class! The reason I wanted to attend the prestigious school was because of its reputation, alumni, and rigorous academic demands. As soon as I walked through the door I felt the love, support and sense of community that lived in the building. March for the Arts is a fundraiser to support the theatre program. The money that is raised will contribute to; the departments equipment an all-student trip to New York to attend a Broadway play and the upperclassmen’s showcases. I want to be a role model for all black and brown actresses and actors coming behind me Therefore, EVERY PENNY COUNTS!!
Thank You for your support and donations,
Your next black, female, starring actress
In the Theatre Department, students aren't just taught how to act. They are taught how to create the stories they want to see. They are given the tools to shape the world around them with their art. Ellington relies on the generosity of parents and donors to ensure that our students receive the highest level of pre-professional training and performance opportunities. Donations enable them to create sets, craft costumes, power technical capabilities, hire additional instructors, and fund classes with Master Acting Teachers like the renowned Professor Vera Katz.