Hello, my name is Zoe Blanton and I am a sophomore. At Duke Ellington we learn that theater is about more than ourselves. It is a powerful tool that we can use to change social injustice in the world. Although the Black Lives Matter movement has existed for a long time, protests are now taking the world by storm. They started after the horrible and unjust murder of George Floyd and many other Innocent Black Men and Women. The incident was captured on video, and the fallout has been fueled by social media. There have been many companies and fundraisers created to support the movement. At Ellington, we go beyond Shakespeare and develop work exposing social injustice such as police brutality, the criminal justice system, and the pipeline from school to prisons. Duke Ellington had given me the education and the platform to create theater that shows the many truths of America, but this can only continue if we have funding to support our training and performances. Any amount is appreciated. Thank you for your contribution in giving young people the creative platform to express our felling about the injustices in the world.
TO SUPPORT YOUNG THEATRE ARTISTS ON THE MOVE
CELEBRATE WITH US ON OCTOBER 24 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 24th 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.