TheatreSouth Foundation

$10,000 goal

Campaign created 2 months ago
Created January 3, 2019
Samantha Davis
on behalf of Herman LeVern Jones
How many times have you heard someone say, 

"I always wanted to act, BUT..."

Or

"I really want to act, BUT.."

Probably too many to count! I hear many people, both young and old express their longing to be involved in theatre. I've met quite a few adults who forfeited a career in theatre arts for a more "realistic" or "financially stable" profession. And unfortunately, I see a lot of young people heading down that same path. They are passionate about performing arts and ache to be on the stage (or backstage) but they're afraid that they are not going to succeed in the highly competitive and uncertain theatre universe. 

That's why the TheatreSouth Foundation exists. Our mission is to expose young people, specifically high school students, to the career opportunities in the theatre. We aim to shut down the myth that a career in theatre is not viable and show students that exciting and lucrative opportunities in the world of theatre. 

The funds that we raise through GoFund Me will be used to launch  holistic theatre training programs at high schools throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties that do not currently have a theatre department.  Students will be trained in the areas of acting, directing, stage management, movement, tech, costuming, hair and makeup, etc. Theatre business (Administration, proposal/grant writing, contract negotiation, fundraising, marketing, etc.) will also be a main focus, as it is critical for any theatre practitioner to navigate the business side of the industry. 

We have already begun implementing a theatre program at Blanche Ely High School and our ultimate goal is to go nationwide with this initiative! 

Your contribution will change lives. There is no question that the next Broadway star is a high school student just waiting for guidance and the right opportunity.  By financially supporting theatre arts in high schools, you will help us propel the next generation of actors/actresses, singers, dancers, directors, producers, and designers into the theatre industry!
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$10,000 goal

Campaign created 2 months ago
Created January 3, 2019
Samantha Davis
on behalf of Herman LeVern Jones
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