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I have the honor of the opportunity to study with the Steppenwolf Classes West at CSU Summer Arts this July. For those who don't know what the means please keep reading. I have been accepted to this amazing training program that has to turn away 60% of applicants. It is an incredible opportunity for me artistically and professionally that could have profound impact on my career as an actor. However there are still, tuition, housing food and transportation costs involved. Tuition and housing come to a little over $3,000. I have been awarded a scholarship that covers roughly $1900. Due to my current income and expenses I simply am struggling to come up with the difference. I implore anyone who believes in me as an artist and the opportunity i have here to give what you can to help me fulfill this amazing opportunity.
I have spent the last two years Finally listening to myself and following my passion. I have made more progress in acting in a shorter amount of time than anything I have ever pursued. This is yet another amazing training and professional opportunity! Please help if you can?! I love you all for at least reading this!

A little about Steppenwolf Classes West,

These are my amazing teachers for the summer!

Jeff Perry –
Co-Founder of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company (along with Gary Sinise and Terry Kinney) and long-time CSU Summer Arts guest artist, Jeff currently stars on the hit television show, Scandal. In addition to serving as Steppenwolf’s Artistic Director for a number of years, Jeff was integral to the founding of The School at Steppenwolf, where he continues to teach and direct. His many acting credits at Steppenwolf include the Tony Award-winning production of August: Osage County, The Time of Your Life, The Grapes of Wrath, The Caretaker, and Streamers. Other television and film credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Prison Break, The West Wing, The Grifters, The Human Stain, The Practice, thirtysomething, and My So-Called Life, which he occasionally directed.

Kim Rubinstein –
Kim Rubenstein was most recently Long Wharf Theatre's Associate Artistic Director where she directed Guys and Dolls, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Private Lives, Santaland Diaries and The Cocktail Hour. She was Associate Director with Michael Mayer and Tour Director of the National Tour of Angels In America. Her teaching credits include ten years as acting/directing faculty at Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Brown/Trinity Consortium, Wesleyan University, NTI at The O'Neill Center, and an ongoing teaching gig with the School at Steppenwolf. Ms. Rubinstein is a recipient of the TCG/NEA directing fellowship and was nominated for the Alan Schneider Directing Award, among other awards, for her directing and teaching.

Alexandra Billings –
Alexandra Billings is a freelance actress/performer. Since 2003, she has taught Viewpoints in Los Angeles with Steppenwolf Classes West, along with Tom Irwin, Shannon Cochran, Jeff Perry, Laurie Metcalf, and Emmy Award-winning casting director Linda Lowy. Alex will complete her MFA at CSU Long Beach in June 2013.

David Razowsky –
David Razowsky is returning to Summer Arts once again! He is one of the top teachers of theatrical improvisation and acting. David has been called “the guru of improvisation, an improviser’s improviser” who connects the mindfulness of Buddhism with improvisation’s core principals of being in the moment, taking care of your partner, and groundedness. In his 30-year improvisational acting career David has worked with The Second City, iO West, The Steppenwolf Theatre Company, as a consultant to Dreamworks, BBC’s Whose Line Is It Anyway, and Amsterdam’s Boom Chicago Theatre. He was Artistic Director of The Second City Training Center Los Angeles, and is adjunct faculty in the California State University system. He has been a featured performer and lecturer at the Chicago Improv Festival, The San Francisco Improv Festival, the Vancouver Improv Festival, and The Kennedy Center. David continues to act and direct professionally in Los Angeles.

Evelyn Carol Case –
Evelyn Case holds BFA and MFA degrees in acting and has performed extensively throughout the United States as a member of the Actors' Equity Association. She was a member of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival's resident company for eleven seasons where her tenure included seasons of rotating repertory as well as major American tours of Romeo And Juliet, Arms and The Man, and The Comedy Of Errors. Evelyn has appeared in leading roles at the Laguna Playhouse, Shakespeare Orange County and Theatre on the Green and nationally she has appeared in such professional theatres as the American Stage Company, Pennsylvania Stage Company, and Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Evelyn is certified as a Fitzmaurice Associate in Fitzmaurice Voicework and is certified in the Alba Emoting technique. She is the co-editor of the Shakespear

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