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M.F.A programs - need your advice
« on: Sep 20, 2011, 08:06 pm »
Hey all,
Iv'e finally decided that I want to pursue a career in Theater, and my love and passion is for producing, and being a stage manager.
I'm from Israel, where we have little to no programs that can give me the tolls that I want to get to be a SM, so I wanted to ask you a few questions:

1. I'd like to study in the states(I'm finishing my B.A in Communications), Iv'e checked some schools for a master degree in stage management and I would love to hear what you think about the program at Colombia  and in Carnegie Mellon, and are there other places you recommend for me to check?

2. My experience so far was with one Cabaret show which I am working on for the last 2 years, it has no set, no props, rehearsed in our drummers mom's basement, and yet it's a great show that manage to get great reviews - however I do not no ho to build the portfolio I should present to apply to schools since everything I learnt I learnt from doing, my sketches will make no sense to any one but me and I don't know how to show that the end result is a strong show that is well prepared. if you have any tips on making the portfolio it will help me a lot.

3. this one is a little further down the line, but I wanted to know, since I don't have an American citizenship, and can't apply for Actors Equity, if there is any jobs I could do in the field while I'll study.

I know it's a lot to ask, but those questions keeps me up at night, working behind the scenes is the only thing I want to do, I work around the clock to save money so I could somehow maybe be able to afford going to school and study how to be a stage manager, and it's very scary to take that first leap, since unfortunately my family don't support this career move that I want to do.


Post Merge: Sep 21, 2011, 06:03 pm
I noticed I might have posted this in the wrong board, I'm sorry if that is the case, if one of the mods can move it I'd appriciate it.
I really like to get your feedback on this.
« Last Edit: Sep 21, 2011, 06:03 pm by inigomontoya »