Classical Actor in Training

I hope you enjoyed the video! That's a bit of where I come from. Here's a bit of where I want to go...

Now studying at The American Classical Academy at George Washington University, I am seeking funding so that I may pursue this passion of mine to the fullest extent of my ability, sans fiscal impediment.


The American Classical Academy runs Monday through Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm. Essentially it distills down, hour for hour, a three year MFA program into One Single Year!
Our studies include:  

Movement via Pilates, Ballet, and other dance styles;

the teaching of Jaques LeCoq in Mask;

Ear training, Acting-Text Analysis, and Comedy all fall under the umbrella of Acting;

Topics has us reading, reasearching, and discussing the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries;

Voice class is putting us in touch with our instrument and how best to utilize ourselves;

Alexander Technique is creating time and space within ourselves to do our very best work;

and Stage Combat is basically teaching us to be unstoppable badasses.

And that is not nearly all of it!


 Work study, TA-ship, and outside jobs are relatively infeasible.   On my end every effort to pinch pennies and go the extra mile (or twelve) has, and shall be, taken.  These efforts range from a diet consisting almost exclusively of rice and beans to biking 17.3 miles to school that I might not have to take the Metro.


First and foremost, you can donate. At this juncture in my life every single penny matters, and for each contribution I am thankful. Even if you don't have the spare change to donate to the fund, or don't want to, I will be ever grateful if you share this page on facebook, twitter, and via email.  By spreading the word, and sharing my passion with the world, you will be giving me a reach far beyond my own capacity.


Annual Cost:
Tuition - $35,000 Rent - $12,000 
Food - $3000 
Text books, and application fees- $1,000
Transportation - $1,080 

Grad School Grand Total: $52,080

I am grateful to you! 


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