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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Advice Videos from Tony Nominees

There are a lot of programs and help that come out of New York Theater for people who want to study or learn about working on or backstage. One interesting one is SpringboardNYC.

You can find more information about it at the American Theater Wing Organization, but in addition to their programs in New York, they have launched a YouTube series of discussions with Tony nominees. I quote from their press release.
The American Theatre Wing has launched its latest online video series, SpringboardNYC “Cues from Tony Nominees 2010,” in which the current slate of Tony nominees (there are more than thirty participants in total) answer questions specifically crafted to enlighten, inspire and encourage aspiring theater professionals. New videos are being posted daily on the American Theatre Wing website through Tony Sunday, June 13. The videos are also available on The Wing’s YouTube channel (
SpringboardNYC is a yearly two-week college-to-career boot camp for young performers moving to NYC. Each year, the program includes a series of mentor conversations with working artists in the field. These mentors have included Neil Patrick Harris, Allison Janney, Lauren Graham, Cynthia Nixon, Liev Schreiber and many more. While only 36 select students have the opportunity to hear from these artists first-hand each season at SpringboardNYC, The American Theatre Wing is using their website to vastly expand the reach of this educational program with this ongoing video web series, which includes interviews with Jude Law, Sean Hayes, Sherie Rene Scott, Marian Seldes, David Alan Grier and many more.
I think it is cool that these types of things can be offerred to a greater audience with the internet.

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