Thursday, April 03, 2008

Decision '08

You probably think this is going to be another political post but it's not. Instead it's about my future and the road it will take. In case you didn't get it from the last post, I've made a decision about where to go to grad school. I'll be in Washington DC in September for a one-year, intensive, total immersion approach to classical acting and Shakespeare. By the end of July next year I'll have my MFA in Acting.


I'm grateful such a fast-track program exists since most MFA programs take three years to complete. And this program is designed specifically for actors who have some professional experience or are already in the business and don't have the luxury of taking 3 years off, so it's a perfect fit. Besides that, the concentration is in classical acting which is what I was looking for from the very beginning. When I first heard about this program a little over a year ago, I pictured myself there though I thought it was a long shot. But here we are--and so it will be. Whew. It's a wonderful feeling to be sure of at least one thing in one's life.


Stay tuned for Manhattan Chowder--the Grad School Edition this September.

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13 Comments:

At 12:39 PM, Blogger Todd HellsKitchen said...

Sounds exciting! Good for you!

 
At 12:43 PM, Blogger Steven said...

Glad to hear it's something that fits right up your alley. It will probably go by very fast, so make sure you take in everything DC has to offer. Congrats!

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger wondermachine said...

Well, I look forward to having such a fine mind in Washington.
And if you live in Maryland you can rename the blog Maryland Chowder without a problem.
DC's a wonderful town. I love the place but my experience of it is very much rooted with the history of the place, the "real DC" vs. the national image of DC, the literary community here (which is very rich and supportive) and the scale of the place. Which I've found more bearable and manageable to building community (friendships) than larger cities I've lived in.
Welcome! Welcome!

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Scott said...

Also a welcome to DC! The transition can be rough at first, but I find DC a great place to be and echo the comment above that the "real DC" is a great place to explore, with lots of culture, arts, intellectuals and all around random fun things to do. Oh and Congrats on Grad School.

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger Y | O | Y said...

What a great adventure!

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger Maddog said...

Congrats on getting into the program. I know the competition for these things is tough. So kudos to you. I finished my MFA in lighting design two years ago. And the three years I was out west studying were three of the best years of my life. I hope the same holds true for you.

 
At 5:31 PM, Blogger Andy Rosenberg said...

You go girl!

 
At 8:19 PM, Blogger Matt said...

That's pretty darn exciting!!!! I'm proud of you for getting in. Looks like there'll be a lot to write about (if there's ever any time!!) Good on you.

 
At 6:27 AM, Blogger LSL said...

Congrats! I can't wait to hear about the experience and learn about a new city through your eyes. You're so brave to start a new adventure!

 
At 5:58 PM, Blogger Diane said...

Yay!! As usual, I'm so proud of you! I can't wait to have the excuse to come visit my alma mater to see you in some great productions, too.

 
At 10:30 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

Congratulations again - isn't it nice to be wanted by so many. Looking forward to seeing you in productions down in DC. We love you and are very proud of you.

 
At 1:11 PM, Blogger TCho said...

not sure if you have lived in DC before, but feel free to ask me if you have any questions.

congratulations. :-)

 
At 12:46 PM, Blogger Donnie said...

Congrats on getting the DC Grad School. May you have a wonderful year down here. *big hug*

 

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