I'm almost done with Ithaca College, and that means I only have one thing left to do before the big day - Showcase. As I've posted before on here, Ithaca takes the senior performance majors to NYC and rents a theatre for us to showcase ourselves in front of casting directors, agents, managers, and other industry professionals. Hopefully out of this, myself and many of my unbelievably talented classmates will jump start our careers. To learn more about my classmates, and the showcase itself, please visit The Ithaca Showcase Website. Any industry professionals you can forward that to, the class of 2012 would REALLY appreciate it.
I'm sitting on the bus now, sort of sitting back and reflecting on the next two-three weeks, and a little anxious at how daunting it all seems. Luckily I don't have to ride this bus and face it alone, I got on a bus in Binghamtom, and two of my lovely classmates were on it!
It's a bit scary knowing that tomorrow could help make my career. It won't break it, that I know, but absolutely could help give me a jump start into this crazy profession. After that I head back to Ithaca, graduate this weekend, pack up my house and take it all to my dad's in Allentown, drive back to Ithaca, collect two of my friends and drive to New London New Hampshire, then drop them off and head to Maine. In Maine I'll be helping my Mom move, and performing in Hackmatack Playhouse's production of Burt and Me. I then jump back in my car and head to Auburn NY to do Merry-Go-Round Playhouse's production of My Fair Lady, and then it's off to the races. I move to New York and I start my life. It's strange knowing that within the next year I'll be truly trying to be a successful actor. It's one thing to go to school for it and imagine it, but actually doing it is a completely different, scary story.
But for now, I sit on this bus and focus on tomorrow. I sit in the wonder of the talent of my classmates, and revel in the class of 2012. No matter what happens, I know that we are about to take the world by storm, we will make waves, and we will successfully reach the places we are destined to go. I love each and every member of the Ithaca College Theatre Arts Class of 2012 so much, and if you guys read this, I can't wait to make this journey alongside you.
~ Ned Donovan
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