New York City is home to Carnegie Players, the nonprofit theater located in the Manhattan neighborhood of Astoria, Queens, that debuted in 1907.
Regina Mulder, a recent grad of the nonprofit with a master’s degree in history from Hunter College, will receive $5,000 for her essay of 7,000 words. For 2 ½ years, the Carnegie Players alumni committee used the money for scholarships for the recipient to choose a deserving candidate that he or she wanted to talk to in-person for an interview. Because she spent two years studying with an acting professor at City College of New York, Regina’s goal was to find a good, well-rounded person who fit Carnegie’s rigorous standards. The Carnegie’s scholarship program does not provide money for audition fees, so Regina would need to live in New York for the duration of the scholarship — a hassle that will probably ruin her solo career if she stays in Queens.
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