Each season, Theatre of Dare, awards scholarships to deserving local seniors  - in Currituck, Dare, and Hyde counties - who plan to attend college and major in the performing arts as well as college students who have received awards in the past and are continuing their education. In Spring 2020, we awarded $5,000 to six students, our largest amount yet!

Participation in Theatre of Dare is not a prerequisite, 

Typically, funds are raised through 50/50 raffles that are held during Theatre of Dare performances. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we are not holding any live performances this fall, so we be depending on straight donations for the time being.


Applications are being accepted now and deadline is March 18, 2021. For an application packet, or if you have questions, please contact Penelope Carroll, Scholarship Chair, at theatreofdareobx@gmail.com or 252/489-1571 (mobile, texts welcome).




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Damon Horak

Damon is a graduate of First Flight High School, where he was active in all aspects of performing arts. We at ToD learned of his many talents when he joined us on stage as pianist for Rocky Horror Show and performer in Mame. He is attending Pace University in New York City. 

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Hopelyn Kovacs

Hopelyn was active and involved in band, chorus and theatre throughout her career at First Flight. She is majoring in Musical Theatre at East Carolina University.

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Elizabeth Montgomery

As a long-time dancer, Elizabeth was not only acive on the First Flight stage, she was also senior class president. She is pursuing Theatre Arts at Appalachian State University.

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Alyse Stewart

A talented stage performer - she was in ToD's Oliver! - Alyse became interested in visual arts as they relate to theatre during her time at Manteo High School. She is studying Entertainment Art at Los Angeles Academy for Figurative Art

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Kelsey Sexton

Kelsey received her first ToD scholarship in 2018 and is working had to complete her degree in Lighting Design at Savannah College of Art and Design. 


Mac McClary

While that is NOT Mac pictured above, he continues his work toward a Lighting Design degree at UNC School of the Arts, after receiving a ToD scholarship in 2018.