well, i'm at the end of my rope (nylon-good for repelling), the jig is up (irish), this is the straw that broke the camel's back (camel always had attitude problems)... despite what may be perceived through social media as being in a state of retirement since the age of sixteen, i have been acting, improvising, writing and filming comedy for some time now AND SOMETHING HAPPENED. i got into the Harold Ramis Film School at the Second City Chicago. A REAL PROGRAM. i'm at a critical point (remember when they saw the iceburg on the titanic and they just should have turned hard instead of turning and trying to go in reverse? not even remotely like that, nevermind) where being accepted to this program and finally giving myself the oppourtunity to be given oppourtunites in comedy means the world to me. this is the big step i have been looking for and i could really use... your money. this is so awkward... here we go...
if you ever lay awake at night and wonder "when is bridie lauren jurasevich going to ask me for money already? when will she ask for financial assistance?" well, this is it. it's NEVER going to happen again and i don't think you should squander this oppourtunity.
if you have ever been slightly amused by a status update, if you've seen me take risks on stage only to be pleasantly surprised and affirmed in your own humanity, if you have had a beer with me, if you passed me on a walking path and averted eye contact, if you have worked with me on a production, in a gas station, a medical school, a camp, a real estate office, a room of cubicles with poor air quality, on the streets, or in a cafe setting and overheard any of my interactions with customers, if i was your bizarre yet deeply poetic student, teammate or peer, if you think i should keep going please consider donating. even a little will go a long way.
-the filmaker program at the second city is not an accredited program (not in the big 10 believe it or not), so i am unable to apply federal loans. i will be working as much as possible (slinging steaks at longhorn in portage, indiana?!?), but despite the payment plan this is going to be a hard one to swing, so even a small donation will truly have a direct impact on my life.
-any funds donated will be going directly to tuition. NEVER PIZZA.
-if you donate i will give you a piece of my soul. leave mailing address and indicate USPS, or FedEx preference.
my cover video from my application to the school:
the essay i wrote about comedy for the application: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S61fiyGu0GCY4jpSs0yg9KYviKTm_vMN-v6Auos5InQ/edit?usp=sharing
Keurig: Origin Story
Carmen Lives in Providence
some other thing i wrote one time:
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