Thank you, USPA for such an incredible program! I left every summer a changed person with new knowledge and insight about my craft and the business.
It was an amazing experience. I learned a lot about the college theatre audition process. And it made me less nervous for them. I applied for 9 colleges and had to audition for all of them, but the workshop prepared me mentally and physically.
I booked my first BIG LA job! Although I can’t talk about the project, I can tell you it’s a big movie with a very big director. I wanted to take time to thank USPA because I discovered how much I love acting through my summer workshops in Acting for the Camera with Mary Lou Belli and Charlie Dougherty.
Performing Arts is a fantastic camp where students learn from professionals...so not only is the information the pros impart straight and from their studio experience but the students get the anecdotes and insider info....only known by those who do it for a living then choose to share it during their summers.
Without USPA and all of their help, I really don't believe that I would have been accepted into The Tisch School of the Arts at NYU (my first choice college).
I can't thank you enough for providing this opportunity for the students to get first-hand professional experience in the fields that they are dreaming of pursuing. It is such a valuable experience. Attending the course at a first rate University was also inspiring and helpful to making my high school student feel ready for college.