Fundraising for a great kid with a great vision!
Alyssa has been on stage since the age of 6. From her first appearance as a honeybee she has appeared in 19 shows in the last 7 years. Just like her mom, acting is in her blood. And anyone who watches her on stage can see her love for it shining through.
Last May, through a bit of a twist of fate, but mostly through the kindness and generosity of someone who had seen Alyssa perform for several years and is a successful LA actor himself, we were introduced to a manager in LA. He and his partners represent some really successful actors in LA, and one of them was responsible for starting the careers of Leonardo DeCaprio, Ray Liota, James Franco, etc. Pretty big time!
Part of the agreement for him to take on Alyssa is that we go down there for "pilot season" which is Mid-Jan-Mid-March. So we agreed. Since last June he has been getting Alyssa audition after audition which we submit on video. They have all been for leads and guest starring roles in pilots. Mostly Disney and Nickolodian. So far she has gotten great feedback from casting directors but they all say she is too mature for the younger roles she has been submitted for. The managers love her and say it is only a matter of time before she lands something.
So, we will be going to LA for two months, and will be renting an apartment or house, flying back and forth as Skip and I both need to work so will be "tag teaming" it to be in LA with her.
Several friends suggested that we try crowd funding to get some help, as this is an expensive endeavor. Even small donations will help. So, we thought we would give it a try. If she lands a big role, the biggest donor will get to meet the biggest star she meets! :)
Thanks for reading this, and if you can help, great. If not, stay tuned anyway - Alyssa is a dedicated and committed actress and I have no doubt she will do big things!
Above: Molly in Annie 2008
Below: Esther Jane in A Christmas Story 2010
Top (nightgown): Zuzu in It's a Wonderful Life 2012
Underneath (black shirt) Eliane in Hamlet's Orphans 2014
Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka 2011
Nellie in Annie Get Your Gun 2014
Young Fan in Scrooge: The Musical 2014
Bet in Oliver 2014
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