“Most of my stagecraft students have no theatre experience. Very few have ever used any kind of tool. Teaching a freshman girl how to use a hammer and nail was gratifying when I saw her huge smile of satisfaction. This grant can help me provide a strong introduction to hand tools and ensure that everyone has a resource to use in class.”
Kimberly Patterson, 2016 Linda P. Wise Grant for Theatre Educators, Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, FL
Surveys of the Educational Theatre Association’s member teachers indicate that our 4,500 schools are trying to raise an average of more than $9,300 annually to fund their programs.
Middle and high school theatre teachers need resources to mount their school productions. Often, only faculty salaries and benefits are covered by school systems. Your charitable investment can ensure access and excellence in school theatre, helping an underserved inner city, rural, or suburban school to quickly improve the quality of its instruction and productions.
With an annual gift of $2,500 or more, you can fund competitive grants to enhance productions and technical theatre capacity for performances at a middle or high school. The biggest needs are production expenses and technical infrastructure, particularly light and sound upgrades, costumes, and equipment.
For more information on making an impact, email Marion Combs or call 513.977.5539.