I attended the NYSTEA Student Conference for three consecutive years
with the Maria Capp Acting Studio and it was always an incredible
experience! After my final year at NYSTEA, I appeared as a
representative for my family business on ABC's Shark Tank for a fourth
time. I also appeared as a sales guest on QVC Network four times, and
was invited to attend the world premiere of Tomorrowland with George
Clooney in DisneyLand. While I finished my senior year, I appeared as
Abigail Williams in 'The Crucible' and played six different roles in my
school One-Act Play Festival. I am currently a freshman Theatre
Performance/Broadcast Journalism double major at American University in
Washington, D.C. Aside from my classes, I have had numerous
opportunities to perform on campus. Just this semester, I have
participated in scenes from 'The Crucible' and 'U.S. Drag' for
upperclassmen directing majors, appeared in three student films, and
performed as Viola from Twelfth Night in an LGBT+ themed Shakespearean
Variety Show. I am so thankful for all the unique training and
experiences I gained through my years at NYSTEA, and was so thrilled to
earn the NYSTEA 2015 Student Excellence Scholarship. I can't thank Maria
enough for all her hard work and guidance over the past several years.
Looks like all those Audition Prep workshops have finial paid off. Been
receiving overwhelming positive feedback after all my auditions lately.
Including recently getting cast in a school production based off my
first reading as well as MFA playwrights and directors fighting over me
to work on their pieces. Just wanted to send a huge shout out to my
first Audition Prep teacher.
Maria, thanks for everything we went over in our last session! I didn't know what to expect in this cold read audition, but I held onto everything you taught me and I killed it. [The show] got a great turnout for auditions, [and] saw a lot of actors during the process...all pro's, and they are down to just 3, and I'm one of them! THANK YOU!
I am going to Chapman and super excited about it... thanks for all
of the help with the essays!... I
cannot thank you enough for all of your guidance/help and what I learned