My Truth

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Theatre Department will present their production of The Rimers of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson on April 12 and 13.  The performances will take place in the new Ellington Theatre at 3500 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. 

As a part of the Rimers of Eldritch performance, the Theatre Department has designed a campaign called MY TRUTH. This campaign is designed to empower youth from underserved communities to embrace and speak the truth about themselves, their families, and their communities.  This campaign partners with organizations like Big Brothers and Big Sisters, DC Public Schools, Sandy Hook Foundation, BEST Kids, and Girls Inc. DC to help us identify unsung heroes who have positively impacted their communities by speaking out against injustices.  These young change-makers will receive premium seating to the production of The Rimers of Eldritch, an invitation to our VIP reception, a meet and greet with the cast, and participation in a talkback with prominent change-makers and activists from organizations like the Human Rights Campaign, NAACP, and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.     

The Rimers of Eldritch
The Rimers of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson is about two young people who are at a crossroads and have to decide if they’re going to follow the beliefs held by the town or find the courage to oppose those in power and speak their truth.  We hope that the young participants of MY TRUTH will identify with the challenges the young people of Eldritch face.  MY TRUTH is an opportunity for young people to feel encouraged to be leaders in their communities, meet new friends, learn something new, develop self-confidence, and feel like the VIPs that they are!

Purchase an ad for your business or simply write a personal note of encouragement to these young men and women.  If you'd like to make a donation only, each $30 you contribute will support one child.

Ad rates below:

SIZE & COLOR          SPECS          COST    VIP TICKETS
B/W full-page             8 ½ x 5 ½      $450     15 Students
B/W half-page            4 ¼ x 5 ½      $240      8 Students
B/W third-page         2 ⅛ x 5 ½     $150       5 Students
B/W quarter-page   4 ¼ x 2 ¾       $90         3 Students
B/W eighth-page      2 ⅛ x 2¾ ’     $60         2 Students

All ads are in black and white. Please send us a black and white ad or the resolution and clarity might be lost in conversion. Camera-ready ads can be sent via email to [email redacted] and should be both in JPEG and PDF versions. The deadline for camera-ready art is April 9, 2018.

To purchase tickets to the show go to

On behalf of the Theatre Department, the cast of The Rimers of Eldritch, and the countless young men and women who will receive this opportunity, we say:



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Organizer and beneficiary

DukeEllington DC 
Washington D.C., DC
Brian Nielsen 
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