“The program is constantly putting you in a position of challenging yourself, of forcing you to the edge. The fruits of it are endless. You peel off layers till you get to the core. The peeling may hurt, but it's a good hurt — that's what you're here for! This is your chance to get your hands dirty, to be totally unsafe, to engage in something difficult and emotional and beautiful.” — Oscar Isaac, Group 34
The Juilliard Journey
Actors come to Juilliard to strengthen their capacity for expression in both body and voice, to practice bringing vulnerability and empathy to their understanding of character, and to develop an approach to storytelling that includes careful attention to text and engagement with the world. They come to study with others who share intellectual and imaginative daring, generosity of spirit, and a fierce commitment to truthful play.
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