“What’s it Like to…?” Young Americans Will Get a Chance to Ask Those Intriguing Questions of Alumni Stars and Professionals through Online Event Series;
Tony Award winning Broadway Director Kicks off Q&A with Students August 20th
Ninety-minute, online meetings aim to give students an intimate and realistic look into professions they may dream of pursuing.
Contact: Brian Debreceni
951.493.6753 Ext. 118
CORONA, CALIFORNIA – August 17, 2020 – Dreams of an exciting and successful future are the motivators for many students considering careers in the performing arts. Unfortunately, students have few opportunities to hear candid advice from successful professionals who have made their marks in these fields and who have enjoyed financial stability from their craft.
With that in mind, The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts (yacollege.edu) is introducing an exclusive series of intimate 90-minute, online meetings with several of today’s most successful directors, writers, and music editors free for students at The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts.
Marc Cherry, a Young American from 1979 to 1981, has volunteered to moderate the event series. Mr. Cherry, a writer for The Golden Girls and creator of Desperate Housewives, is currently the Creator/Showrunner of Why Women Kill with Imagine Television and CBS All Access. Click here to view his full biography.
Mr. Cherry’s first guest is two-time Tony Award winning Broadway director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell – a Young American in 1977 and 1978 – hosted via Zoom on Tuesday, August 20, at 6:00PM, PST.
“The Young Americans gave me my first glimpse into the world of professional theater and the possibilities that await young people who have talent, drive, and passion,” said Mitchell, “I am so delighted to have a chance to show this newest generation what possibilities await them!”
Mr.Mitchell was most recently represented on Broadway as Director/Choreographer of Pretty Woman, now playing in the West End. Click here to view his full biography.
“We know from experience how hard it can be for young people to form a clear picture of the opportunities – and the challenges – they will face in their career paths,” said Young Americans College CEO Andy Luna. “This Zoom meeting series will provide a realistic view, straight from alumni who currently earn their living in the performing arts and music education. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and get honest answers from professionals in their fields.”
About The Young Americans:
The Young Americans, founded in 1962, is a charitable organization dedicated to the promotion of understanding and goodwill among people throughout the world through music, dance, performance, academic education, and cultural interaction among Student Members and their audiences.
Rooted in an exceptionally well-regarded program of arts education, travel, study, and personal development, the private fully accredited college has created an experience like no other, with both a certificate and Associate of Arts offering that has traditionally included performance and travel as well as a strong faculty and alumni network.
For more information please contact Brian Debreceni, 951-493-6753 Ext. 118