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Parkway Center City Drama Presents: "Boxes and Blind Dates"
Help support the efforts of Parkway Center City's Drama Club as we attempt to put together our 4th annual early spring production. This year, my students will perform two plays and need your assistance to make that happen. Support us to ensure that we can build a set, buy/rent our costumes and props, pay the publishers for scripts and royalties, print our tickets and programs, and lastly, rent the lighting and sound equipment necessary to turn our century-old building into a bonafide performance space. Thank you for supporting Philadelphia's students, students who need opportunities like these more than ever!
The Prospective Plays:
Craig J. Clark's "Das Box" -
"When a man, late for an appointment with his psychiatrist, asks a stranger to watch his unopened box, the fun begins. Can the contents of a simple box live up to the dreams and expectations of those who rest their hopes on its imagined treasures? Winner of several awards, this wild and delicious comedy centers on curiosity, hope, and responsibility."
Jonathan Rand's "Check Please" -
"Dating can be hard. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother's bridge partner, or a mime. Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse -- until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel?"
Thursday, March 14, 2013. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2013. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Parkway Center City High School
540 N. 13th Street. Philadelphia, Pa. 19123.
Check Out Some of Our Past Promotional Clips:
https://vimeo.com/43792791 (The Embedded Video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XRkHUJkpiQ (2012 Preview)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrM0xhbekgI (2011 Documentary)
Risks and challenges
I am a relative novice when it comes to theater. As a newcomer to Parkway Center City last year, I was given a roster, a textbook, and told " to be flexible and creative." So granted, I don't have much training and to teach one entirely new class and subject would have been enough of a challenge for me in my first year. However, the after school drama program here is one of the few that gets students motivated to get involved and be creative. I felt it incumbent upon me to try my best to continue the tradition of theater here, and I'm so glad I made that decision. I received tremendous support from my students, colleagues, Drexel undergraduates (with whom we have a partnership), and the former drama advisor here, Josh Rothstein. With that support, and through a lot of hard work and guile, we made it happen!
As the single staff member involved in the day to day grind of production, things did get tough last year, but I am a strong person who cares about kids and will work hard to ensure their success. I've worked exceedingly hard for three and a half years as a teacher in Philadelphia, and I don't envision a scenario in which that dedication and work ethic changes. I'll make sure everything comes together, regardless of the time it takes to make it all happen. I did it last year, and I will do it again. That much I promise. Thanks again for your support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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