We did it! Oakland Tech’s Advanced Drama students have raised the money to perform at the 2010 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. We are so very grateful to everyone who contributed in any way – we could not have completed this enormous fundraising effort without you.
Preparing for the Fringe Festival has already begun to open up new worlds for these young performers. Some will be going to college next year to study theater; some have taken after-school jobs to raise money for this trip; some are looking forward to their first-ever airplane ride. For all of them, performing in the Fringe Festival will be once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Tech’s students are looking forward to bringing Oakland pride to the Fringe Festival: to telling the world that Oakland is a place where the arts flourish and where kids can grow up to learn, perform, grow and follow their dreams.
During the course of the 2009-2010 school year, we have met so many generous people who decided to help make these students’ dreams come true. Some of you donated money, others time, others skills or emotional support. We cannot thank you enough.
Please follow our students as they prepare for and perform at at the Fringe Festival. They’ll be reporting on the California Shakespeare Theater’s blog, http://calshakes.blogspot.com/