My name is Ruby Garritano and I am a second year in the theatre department at Duke Ellington. Theatre has been a passion of mine ever since I can remember. I love the idea of how you can become different characters and tell stories that otherwise would not have been told. Funding for the arts is so important. By donating to my campaign you will be helping to ensure that Duke Ellington theatre students get the training and opportunities that will help them become incredible artists in the future. Thank you so much for donating!
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.