Mr. Smith Goes to Oxford!

Mr. Smith Goes to Oxford!

Hello Family and Friends!

I am very excited to share with you some exceptional news!

After recent auditions alongside countless undergraduate and graduate college students across America, I am among about 90 students INVITED TO ATTEND BADA MIDSUMMER IN OXFORD 2018!!!

Before starting my 3rd year at Juilliard next fall, I am being offered the privilege to study at the British American Drama Academy - Midsummer in Oxford Program! This intensive 4 week program is based in Magdalen College in Oxford University where I will participate in master classes, voice and movement classes taught by leading British and American teachers.

I am humbled and honored to be able to walk the same halls as many great actors who attended BADA. Some of the graduates you may know include Chadwick Boseman (42/Black Panther), Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight/In the Red and Brown Water); Tracie Thoms (911); Phillipa Soo (Hamilton); Jamie Kennedy (Malibu’s Most Wanted), Nicole Sullivan (Black-ish), David Schwimmer (Friends), Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave), Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings), Brett Dalton (Agents of Shield). Julie Bowen (Modern Family)…just to name a few!

This is an awesome opportunity I have been blessed with and I would really appreciate your help getting me there! ​

Here’s the breakdown:
$3,960 Tuition [partial scholarship awarded]
$4,990 Room/board/Travel
$8,950 Total Expenses

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I am overwhelmed with gratitude even before I see the final results of my fundraising efforts because of how far I have come with the love of family, friends, teachers, professors, directors and colleagues. If you cannot give, please pray for my success and safety while in the UK, and I will tell you all about it when I get back!

Thank you -each one- in advance and God bless your hearts!

-Jake Smith
Group 49 The Juilliard School- Drama Division

About BADA-
British American Drama Academy (BADA) -was founded in 1983 to enable students from around the world to study classical theatre with leading actors and directors of the British theatre. It is considered as one of the best drama schools in London. BADA desired to bring the best British directors and teachers together with young actors of great promise in North America and from elsewhere.


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Jake Smith 
New York, NY
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