Lance's Study Abroad Trip

Hi everyone! My name is Lance Smith.  As I am finishing up my 2nd year as a B.F.A Drama student at The University of NC School of the Arts, I’ve been blessed with an amazing opportunity to study at the world-renowned Kristin Linklater Voice Centre in Orkney, Scotland for two weeks in June. Kristin Linklater is one of the foremost voice teachers in the world, and her seven hour a day  workshops are exclusive "Big, Bold, On-Your-Feet and In- Your-Body Shakespeare" for an average of  12 applicants from around the world.

It’s been said that Shakespeare is the Olympics of the art of acting, and to be individually coached by Kristin Linklater herself is a once in a lifetime dream!  I will  use the invaluable skills learned from this training to strengthen my acting abilities and continue building a foundation for my career. 

I am fascinated with Shakespeare’s ability to capture the complexities of human nature, even beyond his lifetime.  And as a member of the newly formed Mended Wing Theatre Company,  I plan to use the skills learned  from this intense training to help bring Shakespeare’s relatability to schools and other youth communities in a relevent and stimulating way at no cost to them.
I am asking for your gracious support to help make this opportunity and dream a reality. The total cost of the trip is $3,860 (this includes tuition, room & board, and airfare), and due to grants and generous help from family and friends, my fundraising goal is now $1,800.  It is not easy asking for donations, but whether it's $1 or $100, I will be forever grateful for any amount you can give.

Love you and thank you so much!

Lance Smith

Here's the link to the voice centre:
  • Sara and Ryan Crater 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 42 mos
  • Lisa Parrish 
    • $30 
    • 42 mos
  • Ashley Raborn 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Susan Peatross 
    • $388 (Offline)
    • 42 mos
  • Toni Duffield 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lance Smith 
Winston-Salem, NC
Adrienne Hodge Smith 
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