Schreiber Studio & Theatre Creates Scholarship in Memory of Student Slain in Union Square

Schreiber Studio & Theatre Creates Scholarship in Memory of Student Slain in Union Square

T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre held a memorial service for former student Roxi Sorina on what would have been the young woman's 22nd birthday, June 21, 2012. While walking home in the early hours on May 24, 2012, Sorina was killed in a hit and run accident by a dump truck in Union Square.

The memorial service included fond remembrances and treasured stories about Sorina, who was a member of T. Schreiber's inaugural One Year Conservatory in 2010-2011. Terry Schreiber, who founded the studio in 1969, reminded those in attendance that the day was to celebrate Sorina's life. Peter Jensen, the studio's Co-Artistic Director, recalled how vitally and joyously the young woman played Masha in Three Sisters. Friends from her childhood as well as former classmates shared stories and sang songs to honor her memory. Andi Kristindottir, another member of the inaugural One Year Conservatory, wrote a touching song, "Carry On", for Sorina.

At the end of the memorial service at the studio, two of Sorina's closest fellow classmates, Stephanie Iscovitz and Lily DePaula announced that T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre has established The Roxi Sorina Scholarship to help young actors in their pursuit of training and living their dreams. The scholarships will make possible the participation in the One Year Conservatory for promising and worthy candidates, so they may, as Sorina did, shine on now and into the future. Awards will be based on auditions and portfolio submissions.

This scholarship fund is sponsored by The T. Schreiber Studio, a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are fully tax deductible. Checks should be written to T. Schreiber Studio, and clearly marked The Roxi Scholarship Fund. For more information on giving, please contact Sally Dunn at (212) 741-0209 or via E-mail at sally@tschreiber.org.

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