Director Saquoya, Check!

by Saquoya Gorham




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Hello! My name is Saquoya Gorham, and I am a 3rd year Junior in the Theatre department at Duke Ellington School for the Arts. Every year within the Theatre department at DESA, we conduct a fundraiser and event called, "March for the Arts", that helps support each ensemble by helping us to be the best that we can be. The earnings from this fundraiser provides us with Theatre related materials, props and sets for senior showcases and overall productions, field trips to enhance and broaden our theatre experience, and helps out our teachers with their compensation due to the fact that DCPS is only required to pay the academic teachers who work here. As a type 1 diabetic and someone who struggles with their mental health and wellbeing, I feel so appreciative that I have a community here, not only within the students, but within the staff as well, that not only shares a passion for theatre, but also shares an aura that is so supportive to not only me, but other people within the department who share my same adversities. Donating not only will enhance our experience this year, but the following years to come with more and more artistic and expressive minds entering the building. This high school has given me a chance to open up and share MY story and many others within the district, and it would be helpful and we would be greatly appreciative, if even a dollar, whatever you can afford, that you donate to our fundraiser. Thank you so much.

March for the Arts, is the

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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.

Celebrate With Us!

Once upon a time there was an enchanted land full of magical spells, beautiful maidens, and true love where everyone lived happily ever after. Or did they??? Take a magical tour through the enchanted forests of Georgetown and learn what really happened to Rapunzel, Jasmine, Hansel and Gretel and other misrepresented characters during an interactive live show. After the performance, get more of the real scoop while you fly high on the moon bounces with Aladdin, play croquet with Alice, eat homemade treats with Tiana, and dance like the clock will never strike 12 with Cinderella! Enchanted showtimes are at 10:30 and 12. Dress as your favorite misrepresented fairytale character for a special gift from the Prince! 




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