Miami, FLORIDA---Full of energy and much anticipation, a group of ten Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) graduates from Miami, South Florida’s premier arts conservatory, New World School of the Arts’ (NWSA) College Theater Division head to New York City in search of their big Broadway opportunity. During their week-stay the students will showcase their talent to a group of more than thirty talent agents and scouts, many of who are already familiar with the level of artistic excellence demonstrated by NWSA’s students and alums.
For the past six years New World School of the Arts College Theater has been expanding its to include this life-changing experience for the graduating BFA class. “The goal in the theater division is to prepare our students for professional careers in theater, the showcase offers the first step for students to meet, interact and network with agents and casting directors in New York. It also is an opportunity for students to experience, for the first time, professional auditions when casting agents send them to callbacks for Broadway and Off-Broadway castings. Many of our alums are working in theater and film today due to the NYC showcase helping to launch their careers,” said Patrice Bailey, dean of theater at NWSA.
NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS PRESENTING ACTORS INCLUDE:
Katherine Du Bois, Joshua Jean-Baptiste, Vanessa Rubio-Prado, Jennifer Zabalo, Colleen Campbell, Natalia Lopez, Andres Maldonado, Malia'kekia Nicolini, Jessica Sanford, Stephanie White.
Of past showcases Mari Lyn Henry Henry said “What the actors from New World School of the Arts brought to their New York City showcase is a combination of excellent training, a well- organized selection of scenes, monologues and songs which were totally appropriate for their physicality, age range, and talent and an enthusiasm and passion for the careers they have chosen to pursue. The industry professionals-agents, managers, and casting directors who were there are still referring to New World's showcase as one of the best they have ever seen.”
NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS THEATER WORKING ALUMNI:
Micheal Aronov – Headwig and The Angry Itch, L.A. Law, The Closer, Blood and Gifts, Golden Boy
Stephen Anthony – National Tour of Catch Me If You Can
Alana Arenas – Steppenwolf Theater Company Member
Randi Berry & Dechelle Damien – Co-artistic Directors of Wreckio Ensemble Theater Company
Andrea Burns – The Nance, Broadway In the Heights
Billy Corben – Director, Cocaine Cowboys I & II, Top Rated Tribeca Film Festival
Maria Corina – Marido en Alquiler NBC-Telemundo Production
Tyrone Davis – National Tour of Shrek The Musical
Cote De Pablo – Star, Navy NCIS
Sean Patrick Doyle – National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof and Mary Poppins, Broadway La Cage Aux Folles
Nick Duckardt – Carbonell Award for Best supporting Actor in a Musical 2010, In the Heights (Miami)
Jose Elosegui & Elaine Flores – 2013 International Tour Artspot Educational Theater
Kate Finneran – Tony Award for Noises off, Promises, Promises, Broadway Annie
Natalie Gold – Distracted, The Language of Trees, Rubicon, Love and Other Drugs
Mandy Greenfield – Associate Artistic Director of Manhattan Theater Club
Gizel Jimenez – National Tour of West Side Story 2011, Law and Order SVU, In the Heights (Westchester)
Melissa Lopez – National Tour of Spamalot
Marckenson Charles – Carbonell Award for best supporting Actor 2011
Yara Martinez – ABC Family's The Lying Game, ABC's Nashville, Teen Nick’s Hollywood Heights, A & E’s Breakout Kings and TNT's Southland
Tarell McCraney – Playwright, The Brother Size Choir Boy (Royal Court), Head of Passes (Steppenwolf
Harris Milgrim – National Tour of West Side Story
Michael Scittotto – National Tour of West Side Story 2011
Gregg Weiner – Transporter 2, Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Carbonell award for best actor 2010
Dominique Stasiulis – National Tour Rock of Ages
ABOUT NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS THEATER PROGRAM:
The New World School of the Arts theater program is dedicated to training exceptionally talented and committed students interested in pursuing performing careers in the theater. The program concentrates on the actors training, delving into fundaments ofphysical and emotional preparation, and the achievement of truthfulness andexpressive person on the stage. The music theater program, in addition, emphasizes Music Theater, singing, dance and choreography. Students work with an ambitious repertory centered on twentieth century material through private voice lessons, vocal ensemble classes, music theater workshops and studio and full-scale productions.
For more information about New World School of the Arts, please call 305-237-3559 or 305-237-3458 or visit http://nwsa.mdc.edu/