This year I made a choice to embark on a journey that would change my career, training and life, writes Benji Potter.
“Summer In The City” 2009, is a summer drama programme organized by the prestigious New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, who are twinned with the British drama school, Guilford School of Acting, and it summoned me to the city that never sleeps. Straight from my journal, here is my New York Story.
Pre July 2009
February 2009 The conservatory have made a trip to London to audition pupils for the two year programme, as well as students like myself who are interested in a scholarship for the summer programme. After a stressful on-camera audition and a grueling three weeks of waiting, I hear back. The letter informs me that I had been accepted into the programme with a scholarship. I am over the moon. Now the hard part, persuading my parents to let their sixteen year old son take a bite of the Big Apple.
Flights have been booked, first nights hotel booked, accounts settled and books ordered.
Arrival, 18th July 2009
I have just landed in New York and I can almost taste the sweet smell of Broadway; the lights, the action, the thrill!
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