Shakespeare's calling..

My name is Todd Chung, and I am a NY-based actor. I have been acting professionally for the past three and a half years on numerous television and film productions throughout NYC. My eagerness to obtain work has afforded me the opportunity to join the Screen Actors Guild, which is a tremendous accomplishment for professional actors. I strongly believe that God has guided my life in this direction in order to be a blessing to others through the art of performance. Something I stumbled into and have often thought of as a beautiful accident has now become my passion.

I have created this fundraiser because I applied to one of the top acting schools in London, England, known as LAMDA , or London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, to be a part of an eight-week Summer Shakespeare course. Somewhat anxiously awaiting their reply, I was pleasantly surprised to receive confirmation that a spot had been reserved for me to attend this course. The course begins on June 25 and ends on August 17, and I am including exact details with how I plan to use any funds raised. I am constantly looking to strengthen my craft because I believe it is an essential part of the formula that results in a meaningful lifelong career.

While I am diligently working stateside, my efforts are simply not enough so I am asking for any help that I can get towards bringing this to fruition. The cost of attendance is $7060 and includes all aspects of the program from start to finish, such as trips to theater shows and historical visits. As an American studying abroad, I am required to obtain a short-term visa, $138, to legally remain in the country for the intended length of the program. In total, I am asking for $10,000 to resolve expenses, which will cover round trip flight from JFK to London, food/groceries, cost of tuition and visa.

I know that change is possible when we are able to see things that are familiar, and one of my goals as a Caribbean American is to be an encouragement to other Caribbean and African Americans that want to pursue their dreams.

I am sincerely appreciative of any assistance that I may receive and want to thank you in advance for at least reading my message. Please do not hesitate to share with anyone that might be able to help as well.

Sincerely,

Todd Chung



Here are a few screen grabs of projects that I have worked on:

"Barry" - NetFlix Original


"Inside Amy Schumer" - Comedy Central


"The Night Of" - HBO Mini-Series
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Todd Kim Sue 
Organizer
New York, NY
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