Vancouver, Canada, January 06, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Acting is not just for the neurotic but the wealthy.
Top Canadian acting coach takes on a new personal mission to help actors. Even if that means he has to pay their way.
Actors of get a bad rap for being weird or neurotic. Ask just about anyone and they know a little something about acting. Most people in western civilization own a television. Actors hear these comments over and over again “Its all about your looks”, “it’s not who you know, it’s who knows you”. All though those might have some truth to them, Simon Longmore founded Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts (VADA) to dispel common misconceptions on Acting.
Simon’s personal mission is to help actors. From his website www.simonlongmore.com He lists an impressive list of alumni. Grace Park (BSG, The Cleaner, The Border) Neil Grayston (Eureka, Waterfalls) Sonya Salomaa (The Guard, The Collector). As well, his website has video clips from him many TV appearances.
“Growing up in a single parent family was tough as is. Having no money for education made it even worse” Simon states. That is why he is offering to pay for kids to come to his school via a scholarship. Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts offers an impressive full-time program. The scholarship is a way to help out with the financial aspect to actor training. Sonya Salomaa states “I think VADA is a fantastic place to start. It gave me the skills and tools to walk on set and know what was going on”.
The scholarships are worth over $20,000 for young people who may have financial obstacles and find it hard to follow their dream of being an actor. Simon talks about his own journey as an actor. “I was poor, I didn’t have a lot of support. Which made it very difficult to be fully committed to acting. I feel by offering a couple scholarships might be the one thing that helps”. Acting is all about taking the right action to over come the obstacle that iprevent an actor from achieving their goal. At VADA they try and remove as many of those obstacles as possible.
For more information on Simon Longmore, Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts and the scholarships you can go to www.vadastudios.com Simon Longmore