Because of the Shallowater Education Foundation’s generous donation, we were able to purchase lighting instruments and costumes. We were able to deviate from standard area lighting to variable area lighting which provided dramatic key lighting. The new lighting allowed the student technician to produce a greater variety of effects during the performance. One of our judges, Mike, Schraeder, said, “This is the best designed shows I have seen at a UIL contest in a while and probably the best designed 3A show I have ever seen.” Design includes lighting, set and costuming. Students remarked about the foundation’s donations.
Ashlynn Cunningham – Having these lights and costumes have taken our show from good to great. We’ve really gotten our confidence up because we don’t have to be concerned about all the tangly wires. – the lights are portable and wireless.
Becca Alexander – We were only allowed to have one fundraiser so the lights and costumes were something we wouldn’t have had without the SEF’s generous donation.
Sam Mitchell – Lights add emotion to the performance. The audience would not “get” the emotion we wanted to portray on stage.
Sydney Bevers – The lights gave us the ability to bring our play to life and take it to the next level. The lights and costuming add dimension.
Tucker Nelson – The lights add an eerie effect to our show that we could not have done without them.
Tennessee Williams, the playwright, helped us produce Camino Real as he wrote it – with flashing white light to demonstrate good and innocence and red washes to illustrate chaos and fear.
Go to http://shallowaterhighschoolcaminoreal.blogspot.com/ and then to 3/21 video, you can see a video of our show and see the lights and costumes you helped purchase.
Xcell Energy Grant
Shallowater ISD teacher, Cindy Couch accepts a check for $2,00 from Xcell Energy for the Shallowater Education Foundation. These funds will go a long way to assisting teachers in the classroom.
Thank you Xcell Energy!
Foundation Board Members will archive and document the Foundations progress and programs here.