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Author: Amanda Callahan

Amanda Callahan grew up in North Texas, where she was a proud member of the Texas chapter of International Thespian Society at McKinney High School. She received her BFA with honors from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Dramatic Art: Acting. She lives in New York City, works at the Neighborhood Playhouse, and is pursuing a career in arts administration and acting. 

Posted March 29, 2017, 8 a.m. by Amanda Callahan | View Comments
NP's Musical Demonstration 2017, “A Musical Intervention,” Created by Douglas J. Cohen (Photo by Kevin Cristaldi)

Do you want to be a working actor? For training, you can choose between pursuing a college degree in fine arts or a conservatory degree. At the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, a conservatory where actors like Robert Duvall, Allison Janney and Dylan McDermott trained, we believe these are the 10 reasons you should consider a conservatory: 1. You learn from doers. Conservatory faculty members are likely to be working professionals with practical experience in the industry and master teachers in their fields. It’s unusual for professionals with full-time, acting, singing, dance and/or entertainment careers to have the time ...