“To turn aspiring professionals into working professionals…”
The Senior Performance students at TheatreVCU, in conjunction with our department’s faculty, staff, generous patrons, and other donors are harnessing our creativity, talent, and devotion to the performing arts in order to raise the funds necessary to pursue our professional destinies. The money raised will go directly toward enhancing the legitimate, professional opportunities that will be available to us as actors, singers, directors, producers, and aspiring playwrights leading up to and following graduation.
The money raised will help fund two trips: New York and Los Angeles. These business trips will give our students the opportunity to audition for, be introduced to, and work closely with influential industry professionals. Additionally, the students will perform a Showcase in New York City where they will have their best scenes and songs reviewed by casting directors, agents, etc. These funds will also allow TheatreVCU Seniors to participate in numerous workshops on both coasts as well as attend Actor’s Connection: the ultimate job fair for actors breaking into the professional world.
Most importantly, long before travel plans become a priority, the money we raise will help bring experts and industry professionals to TheatreVCU. The preparation, advice, and encouragement we receive from our guest artists will become an invaluable part of our training. By learning the nature of the business first-hand, from experienced professionals, our students are becoming better equipped and better prepared for the world of professional performance art. The purpose of this project, as an extension of the senior class, is to help raise awareness of our pursuit as well as give the outside world an up-close and personal insight into TheatreVCU’s Senior class.
We definitely have some heavy financial demands up against us and we are doing all we can to help support ourselves and our peers. Our goal as a class is $50,000 TOTAL to fund everyone and we're doing several fundraisers to reach our goal including:
----a weekly senior challenge at our Friday Night Live Variety Show,
----bake sales as far as the eye can see
----Our Holiday Showcase, The Jingle Ball, put on entirely by the Senior Class, not to mention sending countless letters of support to gain sponsors. We've indulged in many fun activities that have brought us together in our quest to raise money, but it isn't easy. We are determined to make it. After all, the showcase must go on!
Who we are:
We are TheatreVCU's Senior Class of 2013, full of actors, singers, dancers, comedians, writers, directors, and most importantly dreamers. We are inspired by those who came before us, those who believe in our dreams, and those who are willing to help us on our journey to success. We are fresh, active, and driven young people and we LOVE what we do!