Venture Into the Unknown

Scholarship Entrant: Alexis from Covington, LA
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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The career I would choose that would change the world is a performer on Broadway. Not only does Broadway change countless lives though its “Broadway Cares” organization, but as I performer I am offering a kind of medicine that many people need. That medicine is the healing and understanding that comes from art. People who see Broadway shows are driven to tears and tickled with laughter. The audience can go on a journey with two mormon men with hopes of completing their mission or learn from hearing about Hedwig as his so called “angry inch.” The performers on the stage are helping people learn. They are showing people how others live and work, and they are also providing a solace from the callousness of the world. With all the war and disease that roams our planet, it can be heartwarming to see the perseverance of young Matilda as she stands up against her bullies or heart wrenching to watch Eponine take her final breaths in the arms of someone who will never love her. These musicals allow people to empathize with others and see their struggle. As a performer, all I can hope is that my audience walks out of my show with a “little something.” Whether that’s a new thought or a smile on their face, I know that my performance has at least changed someone’s life for two and a half hours and provoked them to venture into perhaps the unknown.

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