The Long Story:
Over the last couple of years I have constantly been working towards becoming a professional actor; from studying Drama Theatre and Performance Studies at Roehampton University and working with People Show Ltd, to joining youth theatre companies such as the National Youth Theatre and Rose Youth Company (“Beast Quest” at Hampton Court Palace).
(1) Recent Production: "Let Me Mirror it Back at You" by Berenice Cruse, Dir. Ailin Podliszewski (UEL, MA Acting)
Since graduating I have been continuously trying to keep training by attending numerous short courses and taking part in as many independent and professional performance projects for stage, screen and audio as possible, as well as collaborating with illustrators, photographers and artists.
The opportunity to study full time on a vocational acting course has been the dream for years, and now it seems the opportunity has arrived as I have been accepted at Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company on the 2 Year Rep Course. I am beyond overwhelmed!
(2-4) Collaboration with Emanouela Krasteva
However, in order to get by I will need some help….
The 2 Year Rep is a full time (40+ a week) course - It will be demanding, practical and work heavy. I am completely committed to giving my all in order to develop myself as a performer, and perhaps even branch out into theatre-making. However, the course fees for the 2 years total at £21,000, and there will be more expenses for living, travelling and studying.
Due to the intensity of the course, I will not be able to hold down an additional job, and I am trying to raise £5,000 to aid my studies and living/travel/studies expenses, and I would greatly appreciate your support! In addition to my crowdfunding page, I will be taking on as many odd-job and events as I can – so look out for any call out posts.
Any and all donations, no matter how small, are welcome! And if you can't donate right now, please consider sharing my Crowdfunding page with others on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story!
(5)Photo Credit: Alessandra Piemontese
- Cover Photo Credit: Andrew James (Taken from NYT Backstage Course, 2017)