Help fund a summer theater camp for youth!

About the Project

Help support a 3 ­week summer theater camp this upcoming August for 15­ - 20 middle and high school youth!  The Deaf, Hard of Hearing and/or KODA campers will learn all aspects of a theatrical production guided by two Deaf artists in residence: Alexandria Wailes and Guthrie Nutter. 

Workshop sessions will take place daily and include lectures on various performing topics as well as experiential exercises. On the last day of the camp (August 27, 2016), the youth will perform what they have written at a community picnic for an invited public to view.

This project will benefit the broader Seattle community by generating more appreciation for the Deaf performing arts. The general community has few opportunities to experience performances acted and directed by Deaf artists in American Sign Language (ASL).

By inspiring youth to become interested in and involved in the performing arts through hands­ on experience and experiencing Deaf adult role models, we believe that youth will continue the Deaf tradition of storytelling, expressing their emotions intuitively, and embracing the visual intricacies of their identities as members of the Deaf community.

Your individual contributions will help covering the some of the camp expenses: 

$4,480.00 - Two artists in residence's honorariums

$450.00 - Three of a guest artist's stipend each to teach 3 hours workshops

$1,200.00 - Rehearsal space rental and performance venue

$845.00 - Materials/ supplies

$525.00 -  Power2give administrative fee




Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $0.50 for every $1 donated to this project up to $2,500 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $25 or more

    Your name will be listed in the Deaf Drama Camp (DDC) program book and Deaf Spotlight's website, and you will receive a Thank You card from the Deaf Spotlight Board and Executive Director.
    (73 of 80 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    You will receive an autographed poster from the DDC cast and crew in addition with your name recognition in the DDC program book and website and a Thank You card from the Deaf Spotlight Board and Executive Director.
    (40 of 42 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $75 or more

    You will receive a Limited Edition DDC T-shirt (valued at $20, pick up/ mail delivery) designed by Buddy Elledge, in addition with your name recognition in the DDC program book and website, an autographed poster from the DDC cast and crew, and a Thank You card from the Deaf Spotlight Board and Executive Director.
    (4 of 12 remaining)
    Amount over $20 is tax-deductible
$435.20 to go. Every dollar helps.
$7,064.80 of $7,500 goal ⋅ ended 1149 days ago

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