Hello all! My name is Princess Louden and I am a second year in the Theater department at Duke Ellington!!! I am truly grateful and so happy to be a part of the Theatre department and be able to make friends as well as make connections. As much as I love to be here, I will not be able to stay if money is not raised for our department! Long story short, DCPS does not fund the Theatre department so we will have to raise money on our own. I learn so much and I will like to continue to learn and receive more opportunities from the school and my teachers. With the money that will be raised we will use it towards production. Which will include props, set design, makeup, and paying our teachers! We are so grateful for their hard work and dedication and we really need them to stay. So please help me and other students continue to be great and thrive to where we want to be in the future.
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.