We’re Lucy, Miya, Nandi, Sumayya, and Uma - theatre makers from the San Francisco Bay Area and members of Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Teen Core Council and Young Writers of Color Collective.
We’ve been chosen as Teen Ambassadors to attend the Theatre Communications Group National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri this June to represent Berkeley Rep's Teen Council. The conference is a place to connect, discuss, and plan for the future of American theatre, and this year it is dedicated to supporting the new generation of leaders and creating a more inclusive culture.
But we can’t do it without YOU!
We are raising $4,000 (or more!) through this campaign toward the total $12,000 cost of our trip. We need help from YOU – our friends, family, teachers, and peers – to make this amazing experience possible for us not only grow as artists, but also raise our voices and contribute to shaping the future of theatre.
Our plan of ACTion!
At the conference, we will:
- Facilitate a workshop about Berkeley Rep’s teen programming and advocate for more youth leadership programs across the country
- Network with professionals and teens from other theatres, building relationships and opportunities for collaboration
- Attend discussions and workshops with leaders in theatre, benefiting from their experience and vision, and being inspired by their passion and projects!
- Bring back learning and new ideas to implement in Teen Council programming and share with our Bay Area community of teens!
We rely on your generosity to make this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity a reality!
A donation of $25 provides a ticket for a student to see a play in St. Louis
A donation of $50 covers the cost of a meal for the five teens
A donation of $100 helps cover a portion of the cost of travel expenses
A donation of $350 covers the registration fees for the conference for one student
Give the gift of leadership
To donate by mail, please make your check payable to Berkeley Repertory Theatre, with “Teen Council Leadership Fund” in the memo line. If you would like to make a contribution in honor of a specific teen, please also include the teen’s name in the memo line.
Teen Council Leadership Fund
ATTN: Development Fellow
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
999 Harrison St
Berkeley, CA 94710
All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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We believe that theatre can create a brighter, inclusive future and that with the support of our community, we can achieve anything!