Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School
My passion is acting.
As a kid, you get asked many times what you want to be in life, and the answer usually differs each time. For me, I wanted to be an astronaut, a dancer, a professional hairstylist, a professional singer, and I even wanted to be the president. As an actor, I can be all of those things. Acting became my passion when I went through a phase where I was obsessed with movies. I love acting because it allows me to be everything I've ever wanted to be.
The biggest obstacle I have faced is not having a lot of opportunities to really practice my skills as an actor. I have overcome this obstacle by playing out scenes in my favorite books and movies and joining the theater club at my school. Attending Actors' Conservatory will help me develop my passion for acting by further improving my skills in improv and understanding scripts. This program will help me develop and perfect the skills I need to become a great actor.
"Upon first meeting Jessica, I instantly knew about her passion for acting. When she speaks about her favorite show or a movie she just watched, she speaks with such fervor that you can't help but feel excited too! Furthermore, Jessica explicitly chose theater as an elective so that she has the opportunity to be more engaged in something that she is passionate about. I've spoken to her theater teacher, and she only has wonderful and positive things to say about how engaged and enthusiastic Jessica is in class.
I believe that the Actors' Conservatory will help Jessica truly cultivate her love for acting. This program will open her eyes to a different aspect of theater and entertainment. As a kid from one of the more underrepresented neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Jessica hasn't had as much access to a program like this one. This experience will truly help shape her opinions and enhance her love for acting."
I am so thankful to have been given the chance to attend Actors' Conservatory. I had so much fun and met so many wonderful people. While there, I learned how to manipulate letters to change my accent and how to embody a character to make it my own. I also learned how to do basic fight scenes and how to do certain types of falls properly and not hurt myself. There was also a makeup class, which was a lot of fun because I learned how to do stage make up so that while on stage people can see you. There was also some dancing classes and classes on how to enunciate and project our voices. During the morning, we had classes during the day that taught us things like what I mentioned above. In the afternoon, we rehearsed for the play we were doing. The play was called Arabian Nights by Mary Zimmerman. Every cast member had to play multiple parts, but that just made the experience better because it was good to be able to see how a person could change their stance or accent to become another character. Rehearsal was always fun to be in because everyone there was always involved, and it was an incredible experience to be around other talented and highly artistic people. I really loved spending the first half of my summer vacation there. It really was the highlight of my summer. Once again, I would like to thank you guys for giving me the chance to experience this.
This June, I will be attending Actor's Conservatory in Queens, where I will be improving on my ability to act and learn new things about the world of acting. I chose this program because of how amazing and close it seems. By close, I mean the small group of people you work with the entire time the program lasts for. I'll get to spend almost a month with people that share the same passion and goal as me. Something that I am looking forward to is the play that we get to perform at the end of the program because I have only been in two others before and they were musicals, so I didn't get to play a really prominent role. I wanna see how far my skills as an actor and the things I learn from this program take me in a regular play.
So inspired by you! Keep up the good work!!
|Theatre Arts Center||
|Uncommon Summer 2015 Campaign||
|KJ & Neil||
Scholarship ProviderTheatre Arts Center
Sending Jessica to Theatre Arts Center - Teen Acting Camp will cost $2,190.
Learn more about Theatre Arts Center - Teen Acting Camp →
|Room & Board||$0|
|Mentoring & Guidance||$190|