The Academy Alum Paul Rudd Hosts Saturday Night Live
Actor, writer and Academy alum Paul Rudd (1991) was the recent guest host of NBC's Saturday Night Live. Rudd, whose credits include roles in television, film and on Broadway, recently starred in the feature film Dinner for Schmucks.
His forthcoming feature films include How Do You Know
and My Idiot Brother.
to see his monologue.
Emmy Award Winning Actress, Judith Light, Visits The Academy Students
Academy students in NY were treated to a visit by actress Judith Light, who is currently starring in Broadway's Lombardi.
Ms. Light, whose career continues to thrive in all mediums, has been twice honored with the Emmy Award for her role on One Life to Live.
She starred in television's Who's the Boss
and most recently in Ugly Betty.
Her additional stage credits are numerous and include roles in Company, Wit,
and A Doll's House.
The actress was introduced by faculty member and personal friend Barbara Rubin. The two talked with students about the importance of keeping healthy and taking care of yourself both emotionally and physically. Ms. Light encouraged the Academy students to "do the work" and to acknowledge themselves for having the courage to pursue a career in acting.
Academy Award Winning Actor, Kevin Kline, Visits The Academy Students
On November 17 students on the New York campus were visited by Academy Award winning actor, Kevin Kline. Mr. Kline spent the afternoon in a theatre packed with Academy students discussing life as an actor, and answering questions about working in the industry, auditioning, and the importance of continually working on their craft.
He beguiled Academy students with his tales of working with acclaimed speech teacher Edith Skinner and the legendary Meryl Streep. Mr. Kline has been honored with the Academy Award for his role in A Fish Called Wanda,
and two Tony Awards for his work in Henry IV
and The Pirates of Penzance.
The Academy Adds New Courses to Curriculum
The Academy now offers Shakespeare, Improvisation, Period Movement & Dance. As a result, class hours on both campuses increased by 250 hours or more. Students who successfully complete the two year program now earn 66.5 credits.
The Academy Alumna Lauren Bacall Presented with
Hollywood presented its first Oscars of the awards season last Saturday honoring screen acting legend Lauren Bacall with a statuette for her life's work in film. Bacall, one of the most successful screen sirens of the 1940s and 1950s made her screen debut in the classic film "To Have and Have Not" in which she played the love interest of real-life future husband Humphrey Bogart. Miss Bacall recently participated in a ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building in honor of American Academy of Dramatic Arts's 125th anniversary.
The Academy Celebrates 125 Years with Lighting of the
Empire State Building
On October 2, 2009,
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts celebrated the 125th anniversary of its founding. In honor of this accomplishment legendary actress and Academy alumna, Lauren Bacall participated in a ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building thereby publicly recognizing the contributions artists make to society and to acknowledge that an education in the arts is an education for life. The landmark building was illuminated in the Academy's colors of blue and white, from October 2 to October 4th.
The Academy Awards Over $2,000,000 to Current Students
The Academy has awarded over $ 2 million dollars in assistance to students currently enrolled in its full time program in the form of scholarships, grants and work study programs. Scholarships awards are based on merit determined by the applications audition; grants are determined by an individual's financial need. Please
click this link
to see information on available scholarships.
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