Mad Cat Theatre Announces 2014 Nine Lives Scholarships; Submissions Due 6/1

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Mad Cat Theatre Announces 2014 Nine Lives Scholarships; Submissions Due 6/1

Mad Cat Theatre Company is seeking submissions from South Florida high school seniors and college seniors that will be pursuing theatre as their careers.

All submissions must include a resume or bio, a headshot and a paragraph (or two) on why they are passionate about theatre and want to pursue theatre as a career.

Submissions can be emailed to Ann Kelly Anthony at madcattheatre@gmail.com or mailed to Mad Cat Theatre, P.O. Box 347621, Miami, Florida 33134-7621 (and must be post marked by the 27th of May). All submissions must be received by June 1, 2014.

Winners will be announced in June 2014 and all will receive a minimum $500 scholarship (with a possibility of up to $1,000) and a crystal engraved award which will be presented at Mat Cat's summer show in August at the Sandbox at the Miami Theatre Center.

Mad Cat is also hoping to raise the bar by increasing each scholarship to $1,000 thru POWER2GIVE.ORG. Through this platform, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs is graciously underwriting all of the administrative fees, thus the funds raised will benefit directly the award recipients.

Mad Cat was born on the streets of Miami during the millennium. Its parent's identities have never been found. Mad Cat grew up to be a scrappy little tyke tearing away at society's problems, creating new plays that reflected the life and times of other stray cats it encountered in Miami. Now at 14, Mad has grown through its adolescence, deconstructing everything in its path on its never ending quest to bring you the truth....as Mad Cat sees it. But the years can weigh us all down, even Mad Cat. He knows he can't do it alone anymore. He's ready to take a scrappy little tyke (or two) just like him under his paw, and nurture the next litter of Mad Cats (some call them the "next generation") to tell the story of Miami's stray cats, as only they can tell.

The company is committed to develop future Mad Cats through the 2014 Nine Lives Scholarships. For the third year in a row, scholarships will be awarded to an outstanding high school senior and an outstanding college senior that have graduated from South Florida schools pursuing theatre as their careers.

To celebrate the scholarship program's third year, we want to raise the scholarship for each recipient to $1,000! Kitty litter is getting more and more expensive, and we got to take care of our own.

The truth is there are no limits to what future theatre professionals can be, no limit to the stories they can tell and no limit to the possibilities of their imaginations. So we ask for your help to enable these voices to be heard and ignite their sparks through your generosity.

Past recipients include Christian Frost, currently studying at the Department of Performing Arts at Elon University; Vanessa Elise, who has been cast in several local productions since graduating from New World School of the Arts; Emilie Paap, a Barry University graduate and Mad Cat Company member, who has continued her acting career in stage and film in her home state of New York; and Arielle Hoffman, who is continuing her acting studies with Atlantic Acting School in New York and is also a recent YoungArts finalist.

Visit www.madcattheatre.org for all information regarding Mad Cat Theatre Company.

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