Hello all! My name is Nasir Gosmon-Walker and I am currently a sophomore at Duke Ellington School of the Arts. I'm also apart of the second year ensemble in the Theatre Department. I am so excited keep working on my craft and stay a student of theatre. In my case, a student of theatre is always learning new techniques and constantly applying them in everyday life.
Something that I always ask myself as an artist is: "How can I impact the world through theatre?" I have taken this question and have found that my answer is ever evolving. Everyday during my classes I am 110% invested in anything I'm learning, whether that's vocal exercises with Denise Diggs, improvisational exercises with Charles Franklin IV or body engagement exercises with Dawn Naser. I always go to class with the mentality of "Give it everything you've got". Because I'm a sophomore, I can audition for stage productions given by the theatre department. Last year in the theatre department, Eric Ruffin directed "The Laramie Project". "The Laramie Project" was about a 21 year old man named Matthew Sheppard who was murdered for being openly gay in 1998. This play is based on a true story, and speaks on social issues that still exist in 2019. Its important for us to tell stories like this so we can help bring the world into sharp focus on things such as hate crimes and divisiveness. Theatre can impact the world we live in today by showing us our wounds and offer solutions toward a better course of action.
Currently, I am apart of the March for the Arts fundraiser put together by the theatre department. On October 26th the fundraiser will be held at Duke Ellington School of the Arts. There will be ample amount Halloween themed games, performances, and food. In the spirit of healthy competition with other ensembles in the theatre department, whoever raises the most money will get to choose incentives that consist of meeting actors like Zendaya, Kerry Washington, Lamman Rucker, or Terrence Howard. Other options consists of going to the set of "Eurphoria", "Greenleaf" and "Empire". This is possible with your donations and support to my journey as a student of theatre.
Thank you Everyone!
TO SUPPORT YOUNG THEATRE ARTISTS ON THE MOVE
CELEBRATE WITH US ON OCTOBER 26 AT OUR ANNUAL
MARCH FOR THE ARTS FESTIVAL
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Georgetown’s history of mystery doesn’t deter counselors from setting up Camp Ellington at the historic Duke Ellington School of the Arts campus. All of the superstitious locals warn against it, but the young counselors pay little heed to the old timers. Campers try to enjoy activities like moon bounces, sack races, camp stories, delicious food and costume contests*, but mysteriously they keep disappearing. “Who will survive and what will be left of them?”
Come join the fun and help solve the mystery at Camp Ellington on Saturday, October 26th from 10-1pm. Guests will participate in an arts festival and March through Georgetown with performances and events from classic horror films. “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” Fun for the whole family! We’re celebrating and “evil loves to party!”
*Come dressed in costume to enter our costume contest! Extra points given to entries dressed as their favorite horror film character.