Woohoo! School is back in session and I could not be happier to be back in the building. My name is Lily Green and I am a part of the 4th year class in the theatre department. After 18 months of online school, I have realized what a gift it is to be able to work in a theatrical space with the energy of other passionate artists. As you may know, Duke Ellington School of the Arts is a public school therefore individual departments do not receive enough funding in order to watch performances, put on productions, or pay all staff members who are vital members of the community. March for the Arts is an annual fundraiser that the Theatre Department does in order to raise funds for these various events throughout the year. I am thrilled to continue my senior year of high school working and growing as an artist and as a person. A contribution of any amount is very appreciated, thank you in advance for your support and I hope to see you at the March for the Arts event on Saturday, October 23rd!!!
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.