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Student Blogger: Anna Demaria

Anna Demaria is an actor/singer studying Theatre Performance and Communications & Media Arts at Marymount Manhattan College. In addition to performance, she is passionate about writing and connecting with others. Through her blogs for BroadwayWorld, Anna hopes to use her personal insight and experiences to discuss important topics, to share exciting findings, and to explore what it means to be an artist in the world. 


Student Blog: Broadway Takes Hollywood
April 23, 2021

From the Great White Way to the Silver Screen, these artists have careers that span both the stage and screen. Today we are delving into the Broadway careers of six performers who are nominated for the 2021 Academy Awards.

Student Blog: Burnt Out? You're Not Alone.
March 23, 2021

During times like these, I find it incredibly difficult to feel or be creative. Most days, I don’t have the energy for it. So how do we find the motivation to create when we are experiencing burnout? I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and discussing the struggle with friends, and have compiled this list of thoughts and suggestions of what to do when creativity fails to strike. 

Student Blog: “Actors Can't Have Acne” (And Other Lies I've Believed)
March 10, 2021

The truth is, we all have something we don’t like about ourselves. Right now, that’s my skin. It’s a continual process to accept yourself. When I look back at my life, I’m sure I’ll regret all the time I wasted worrying about being “perfect.” There simply is no time to waste. So why not accept ourselves where we are at today?

BWW Blog: The Return of the Radio Play
February 22, 2021

For three artists, this provided an opportunity to create their own work. Katarina “Kat” Lopez, Maya De La Torre, and Megan Rackley are the force behind The Podcast Players, an up-and-coming theatrical company which strives to create accessible theatre for all.

BWW Blog: To BA or to BFA, That is the Question
February 1, 2021

I am here to tell you that there is no “correct” way to pursue a performance-based degree.