Help Anika Go to Stella Adler in NYC!

Thanks to some WONDERFUL patrons last year, I was able to take an amazing journey to Vassar in Poughkeepsie, New York for 6 weeks of acting with the Powerhouse Apprenticeship company. I can honestly say that trip changed my life. It opened so many doors for me, allowed me meet so many new people, that I will always be grateful to those who helped send me there.

A direct result of my time at Vassar is another incredible opportunity. I have been accepted to the Stella Adler Summer Conservatory! It is a 10 week program, instead of a 6 week program, and is a true acting conservatory. For more info, check out this link<>.

Tuition for this program is $3,500, not including room and board. I need to find my own place to live in the city (if anyone has any suggestions, I'm listening!) and I need to be able to pay for that and food. I'm hoping to get a temp job somewhere in the city (Again, if anyone has any suggestions or openings, I'm all ears!!) but there is no guarantee that I will have time or the ability to secure a job. So I turn to you, the community, to help me take the next step.

Any and all help is appreciated. You could donate 1 penny and I would be over the moon because it means that you believe in me enough to help. If you can't donate anything, it's ok - well wishes are welcome too! Just please pass this along to your friends and spread the word.

I believe so strongly in the importance of the arts to human beings and want nothing more than to contribute. Become a patron of this starving artist, and help me jump from one lily pad to the next!

Thank you for everything!

Much love. 

Anika Payne


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Anika Wynne Payne 
Sherman, TX
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