Dear Friends of NCDA,
There have been some stunning changes in our business that will require incredible adaptability. The needs and necessities of professional actors and actors in training have truly been transformed. Here at NCDA we want to meet these new challenges to build a great future.
Audiences consume content much differently and actors are finding work in ways never before thought possible. Self taping, once believed to be a quick intro to evaluate an actor, has become industry standard for both live stage and digital auditors. Talent seekers are finding actors on multiple digital platforms. And the YouTube and web series of short episodic stories is now a multibillion dollar business.
The National Conservatory will evolve to meet the demands of a ever changing entertainment business. Expanding our curriculum, offering additional teacher training, cultivating a more divers faculty, continuing equipment upgrades, and employing accreditation consultation for fundamental program additions are all requisites for our future success. As always, we are committed to giving our students the training they need to compete and be successful professionally. We also must be able to attract new students coming up in this new age.
For this new chapter of our beloved school; time, increased person hours, and funding are needed to achieve these goals. The staff needs your help to move forward. On July 1, 2022, we are mounting the Build Our Future Campaign. We are hoping to raise $50,000 to maintain what we have built over the last 47 years and create a new future that serve student actors from our far reaching community. We hope you can help us build that future.
All our best,
Ray and Nan
Funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts is not affiliated with the Federal Government, the District of Columbia Government, or any other state or local government. The "National" in the name of the institution refers only to our location.
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