The Pre-College Drama Program gives students the chance to participate in a professional training program with three options: acting, music theatre and design/technical production. The program focuses on the exploration of a conservatory training program with emphasis on creativity, craft and discipline.
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Gabriel Macht, a '94 School of Drama graduate, appeared in the Hollywood blockbuster film The Spirit and was recently interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Macht dedicates some of his training to his Pre-College experience:
"Macht, the son of actor Stephen Macht (most recently Trevor Lansing on "General Hospital"), knew he wanted to be an actor as early as age 6. He watched while his Los Angeles high school friends signed with agents, but he was influenced by choices made by his father, who attended Dartmouth and earned two graduate degrees. Gabriel, while still in high school, was accepted into a summer program at Carnegie Mellon University. Inspired by the experience, he returned to attend CMU's School of Drama and graduated in 1994.
Macht speaks fondly of those days, even when it's about "starting the day at 8:30 a.m. and going until 11 at night."
"When I went to Carnegie, it was like my summer was expanded for four years. I had great relationships with friends who continue to be my best friends. The education was top notch and prepared me for different challenges and gave me different genre capabilities."
Those challenges include grueling days in front of a green screen, including a fight scene with bad guy Octopus (Jackson) that takes place in what looks like a gooey marsh. That one scene took a week to shoot, and Macht admitted though it was fun at times, "it was kind of painful getting hit in the groin with a branch."
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Photography courtesy of Louis Stein