ELIZABETH – Iniyah Manning, a rising junior at Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr. Leadership Academy in Elizabeth, received a scholarship to attend the prestigious Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory for High School Students held on the New Brunswick Douglass Campus from June 30 to July 28.
Highly selective, the Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory (RSAC) is an intensive, four-week residency program designed to give students ages 14-18 the opportunity to experience rigorous training in classes taught by working theater professionals.
Manning, along with 54 other students from 12 different states as well as from Canada and Saudi Arabia, was immersed daily in classes in movement, acting, voice/speech, directing , theater history, theater appreciation, and stage craft.
She and the other conservatory students also participated in master classes and seminars given by visiting lecturers, attended Broadway shows, and visited many cultural establishments around the New York City area.
Commenting on her month-long experience, Manning said, “RSAC was very rewarding as well as challenging. Along with learning a great deal about theater, I also gained knowledge about life itself.”
The program ended with a final showcase for family and friends in which Manning and other participants shared what they had learned.
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