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Bend girls on quest for Broadway

Published On: Mar 17 2014 09:47:55 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 17 2014 09:48:13 PM CDT
BEND, Ore. -

Two young actresses from Bend are on a mission to make it to the Great White Way for a Broadway Artist's Alliance (BAA) Summer Intensive Workshop in July of this year. 

Actresses Miya Corpstein ,11, and Macy Pofahl, 10, have been accepted into the Workshop and hope to expand and refine their current skills. They will each attend advanced Master Classes in their Majors (Acting and Voice) and get to choose from more than 30 electives to develop their “triple threat” talents!

As BAA students, the girls will receive private coaching, attend a Broadway show , and  participate in a special Master Class taught by a TONY Award winning guest!

Both girls have extensive experience living out imaginary circumstances on stage; they both especially love musical theater, having performed in many local productions in Central Oregon.  Both performers agree that one of their favorite aspects of theater life is taking on new challenging roles and collaborating with other talented and creative theater people. 

Miya understands that "acting and singing require a lot of hard work and training"  and is honored to have the opportunity to be trained by the best Broadway has to offer young aspiring artists. Macy asserts that "theater is half of my life." She can't wait to visit New York City for the first time and train on Broadway where the theatrical productions are "the best in the world."

The families are trying to raise funds to make the girls’ dreams come to reality. The cost to attend the workshops including airfare and hotel, will be over $3200 per family.  They will be holding a fundraising garage sale on March 22 & 23rd and have a GoFundMe page set up to try to offset some of their expenses.  Information for the garage sale can be found on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/683873254985211/?fref=ts

The link for their GoFundMe page is http://www.gofundme.com/7ezsfw

For more information please contact Tempel Corpstein at 541-390-9509 or
Kelly Pofahl 714-732-9789.

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