TSS & TSS Actress in Backstage Magazine

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NYC Acting Schools Produce Off- and Off-Off-Broadway Shows

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By Suzy EvansnFebruary 2, 2012

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Photo by T. Schreiber StudionNoelle P. Wilson in You Never Can Tell by T. Schreiber Studio

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The T. Schreiber Studio has been producing Off-Off-Broadway work since its establishment in 1969, and the school’s founder, Terry Schreiber, says performing in full-fledged productions is an invaluable component of the students’ education.

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“It’s been my goal since I started that actors not only have a professional training environment but that they get a chance to do work besides just scenes in class,” explains Schreiber, who just released his e-book “Producing on a Short Shoelace,” about his years of producing OOB theater. “It’s absolutely vital that these actors be given a chance to do a performance in front of an audience.”

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To prevent actors from coming to his studio just to audition for the productions, Schreiber requires students to matriculate for at least three months before they may try out. “It’s unfair to the people that have been studying here if someone comes in and gets cast and then just blows out right after the production,” he says.

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Student Noelle P. Wilson says she didn’t pursue the T. Schreiber Studio for the opportunity to perform. Wilson has studied with the school on and off since 2003, and she appeared in the 2011 production of “You Never Can Tell.” Though she wasn’t seeking performance opportunities at the studio, she appreciates the school’s collective mindset.

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“When you go into the workforce, you’re going to have to work with people who you don’t necessarily agree with or don’t get along with,” Wilson says. “Going into a show where we all have similar processes, it’s kind of like a gift from the gods.”

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