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Grants, Scholars/Fellowships, NBC Universal and The PIT’s Third Annual Diversity Scholarship – People’s Improv Theatre, NY, NY


NBC Universal and The PIT (The Peoples Improv Theater) are seeking submissions for their Diversity Scholarship, offering two full-ride scholarships for improv classes. NBC Universal and The PIT will each sponsor one student for the entire year-long improv program, from Level 1 through Level 5. Each level is 8 weeks long and is offered several times per week.

Eligibility: All performers, particularly talented women and people of diverse backgrounds, with a strong desire to study improv, male and female, 18+, all ethnicities.

*Note: Scholarship recipients should be located in or around NYC; recipients will be responsible for their own transportation costs to and from NYC for classes and are
expected to attend each class regularly.

To apply please submit the following:

1. A 5-minute DVD showing us who you are. Please tell us why you are a good candidate for the program, a description of your diverse background, and who your comedic role models are and why. The DVD should also include a short performance of a sketch, character monologue or comedic bit that you have written. You may use other performers in your DVD if needed. Be creative!

2. A performance resumé (if applicable) or a list of your performance or comedy background.

DVD DATA (please address the following questions in your 5-minute DVD presentation, along with the performance of your written material.)
– Why do you think you are a good candidate for this scholarship?
– What was your favorite performance experience and why?
– Name the performer who most inspires you. Why?

Submit all of the above along with full contact info (name, address, phone number, email
address) via mail or drop off to:
Katie Goan
Managing Director
The Peoples Improv Theater
154 W. 29th Street, 2nd Floor
NY, NY 10001

For more information and to apply visit
http://thepit-nyc.com/nbcdiversityscholarship.html or call 212.563.7488

Opportunity Contact: ArtsWestchester

Email: [email protected]

URL: http://www.thepit-nyc.com