It’s more like a fellowship than a student situation. They choose someONE with an interesting idea that lines up with something one of their faculty members wants to do. It is a mentorship relationship for three years while you/I work on their idea/project.
I told Michael my ideas for being an education director—like my boss—and running a youth/community outreach program and how I feel that in order to this I need to develop my artistic abilities, i.e. Acting and Directing.
I know you all think I’m a brilliant actress, but in reality I haven’t been on stage since high school, and only took one acting class in college. I have lots of great ideas, having worked on lots of shows, but very little actual experience.
Michael seemed to think this direction is wise, and said that their program would be great for that kind of training. Basically I would take an acting classes with the undergrads and then be expected to teach it the following semester. Ha!
I also got in touch with the local theatre’s Education Director (She like my boss) and she is super nice and seems really interested in helping me get to Boston—maybe even just working for her if I don’t get into the program.
So I’m continuing my application—I hate the process. I hope I’ll have it all done by the end of October. I probably won’t know anything more from them until February, and the final decision won’t be until March. Wish me luck.