Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford, a new summer theater program for college students, announced this week that the Mighty Quinn Foundation will provide two full scholarships and one partial scholarship for deserving students to attend the inaugural program this
summer in Stratford.
Mighty Quinn Foundation is a Stratford-based 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to the enhancement of the educational and theatrical experiences of young adults. The awards will be known as the Quinn Rooney Shakespeare Scholarships.
Founded in 2012, the Mighty Quinn Foundation honors the passion for learning and love of theatre of Quinn Rooney, a lifelong Stratford resident who passed away from a rare form of brain cancer in June 2012 at the age of 19. In his memory, the Foundation provides scholarships and theatre study programs for high school and college students.
Chris Rooney, Chair of the Mighty Quinn Foundation, and Sue Wright, the board President, stated that they are delighted that the Foundation will fund these scholarships in memory of their son Quinn. “Quinn would have loved to attend a program like Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford and to meet the many talented teachers and students who will be
gathered there this summer. He would have wanted us to help others to attend so they could enjoy the program as well. ”
Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford will be six-week educational intensive on the grounds of the former American Shakespeare Festival Theater in Stratford. Students will take daily classes in Shakespeare performance and contemporary ensemble theater-making. The program will culminate in the production of two Shakespeare plays in repertory: Cymbeline
Applicants will be considered for a scholarship on a rolling basis. All college students, graduating high school seniors, and recent college graduates are welcome and encouraged to apply. The final application deadline is April 23. For more information on Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford and scholarship application details, please visit the program website, at www.shakespeareacademystratford.org.
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Quinn Rooney, was an incredible young man who loved life and lived every minute of his 19 years to the fullest before he died at age 19 from a brain tumor. Some of his passions were literature, Shakespeare and theater. The Mighty Quinn Foundation has created a program in his memory. It is Shakespeare Academy Stratford - it is a rigorous creative intensive in scholarship and performance, designed for an ensemble of committed thinkers and artists. and it is amazing. We are recruiting. Please signal boost this post to get this program some attention and applicants! Find more here
The Mighty Quinn Foundation is getting ready to launch its Shakespeare Academy for the summer of 2014. We have put up the application for the Program Director on the mightyquinnfoundation.org. Please get the word out to anyone who might wish to help us develop a first class program in honor of Quinn.
In January we will start recruiting students. If you are interested in Shakespeare keep the Shakespeare Academy in Stratford in mind for next summer.
We are a Foundation set up to honor Quinn Rooney and his passion for theatre and knowledge. We are currently offering two programs: a $5000 scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year to a Loyola University Chicago undergraduate in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and The Stratford…
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