We in the theatre department here at Paso Robles High School are utterly etstatic for our upcoming season of shows. From blocking our fall play Puffs in the advanced drama class to building sets in our technical classes, we have been eager to fill up our days with theatre. Our spirits are high and we are thrilled to present our work to the community in the upcoming  months. 

However, these shows are not cheap to put on, and it costs even more to maintain our department and remain organized within it. Between purchasing the rights to each season of shows, buying the costumes and props needed, and trying to achieve our hopes and goals for this year in the department — including installing a storage room for all of our set pieces — we find ourselves having to dig deeper and deeper into our pockets. We also have a number of supporters for our spring musical such as our vocal director Aimee Ware, choreographer Courtney Brock, and our head costume designer Ruth Enriquez Bague who are incredibly loved within our theatre family and who we would love to provide financial  compensation for their countless hours working with us. 

Currently, we are in the process of organizing a few fundraisers for the upcoming months. We are very excited to offer our first ever PHTC merchandise available to the public, as well as selling a wide range of totes from Boon Supply from which 40 percent of the funding will be sent directly to the department. Please feel free to check out our website for more information at pasoschools.org/PHTC. 

We are in need of assistance for more immediate purposes as well. If you are able to contribute in any way we would be beyond grateful. Our ultimate goal is to raise a total of $7,000 dollars in the upcoming months. We feel that if each family donated a mere $20 to the program we could meet this goal. There is currently an online contribution page set up through our website for convenience www.pasoschools.org/PHTC. We hope to continue pursuing our passions and putting up our absolute best work for the community through this department, but, as hard as we may work, we cannot do it alone. Your encouragement and contributions could make an immense impact on the passionate students here. 

This theatre department is a home away from home for all who are in it, and it is filled with some of the most talented, dedicated, and kind-hearted people on the PRHS campus. It is our ultimate goal to provide a service to the community through our art. Your support and encouragement is the only thing we ask in return. If you have any questions, please contact Marcy Goodnow, Director of Theatre Arts, at megoodnow@pasoschools.org. 

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Thank you for your consideration, 

Anya Veach, Drama Club treasurer of Paso High Theatre Company