Monday, December 2, 2013

After School Musicals Needs Your Help to Put On A Phila School District Wide Project

After School Musicals
A Philadelphia School District Wide Project

My name is David Pershica and I am writing to you regarding an exciting new endeavor that I am spearheading, that I thought you would be interested in supporting.

I have started a new non-profit organization that provides arts programming for Philadelphia High School students that don’t have performing arts programming in their schools.

In May of this year, I am presenting the musical Hairspray that will be performed and designed by high school students.

My mission is three fold:

1.     To provide high school students the opportunity to design and perform in a musical.
2.     To present the production at a high school that needs to upgrade their performing arts facilities.
3.     To give the students the opportunity to work side by side with theatre professionals from Philadelphia and New York City.

This inaugural production will be presented at the Paul Robeson High School in West Philadelphia. 

So far, I have the support of the Philadelphia School District, the PTO,  District Community Partnership program, and over 175 students have sent me emails asking to be involved in the production.

This is a huge endeavor that requires a lot of financial support.  This new non-profit is based on a business model that will leave us with a hefty surplus.   Our initial start up costs are $20,000, but we will end up with $30,000 by closing night of the show.

Because our business model is based on support from the community, I’d like to ask you make a donation on this Giving Tuesday.  Just click the link below.  Any amount is greatly appreciated.  And remember, no donation is too large!

Deadline for this donation drive, is Friday, December 6 at noon.

Thank you for your generous support of this exciting new project.

Best wishes for the holiday season,

David Pershica
After School Musical

The Painted Bride Arts Center is our very generous Fiscal Sponsor.