A Musical Theater Kid

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My name is Amir Zarkani and I would like to ask your help to attend my dream school (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) AMDA in New York City.

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I have always been a so-called “theatre kid”, as I was and still am a storyteller who loves to bring people together, grabbing their attention and making them laugh. I started my music journey by playing the guitar at the age of thirteen, which led me to start singing at the age of seventeen.

Although I have a degree in Electronics Engineering from The German University in Cairo (GUC), I have been working semi-professionally in the Theatre/Music industry for almost seven years now.

I joined the GUC’s Music Ensemble while at University and performed countless times on-campus and off-campus, even representing the university in Germany in collaboration with one of their music schools in Berlin for a fully funded six-day trip.

My life changed forever when at the age of twenty, I joined the Cairo musical theatre company “Fabrica” where I performed in more than a hundred performances. I participated in different musicals, concerts, and recitals in many of Egypt’s most established cultural hubs like The Cairo Opera House, The Library of Alexandria, El Gomhoreia Theatre, The Egyptian Media City, The AUC, Al Sawi Cultural Wheel, hotels, and TV shows and series like Abla Fahita, SNL and Yehia Al Fakharani’s Ramadan series.

Despite these great opportunities and training, in order to be ready for the global stage I need more dedicated musical theatre training. This is where I need your help.

I have now been accepted to the internationally renowned American Academy for Musical Theatre (AMDA) to begin this fall, 2022.

I feel privileged and honored to be accepted to study at AMDA, ranked #1 of the Best Performing Arts Colleges in the US for 2021 on Niche.com based on student reviews and data from the US Department of Education. The fantastic Alumni, which I can go on about for days, includes Emmy Award winner Chris Jackson and Two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber. Many more have made their names internationally known in the Musical Theatre Scene and the Film industry thanks to AMDA, which explains why for four years, it has been in the top five of Playbill.com’s BIG 10: The 10 Most Represented Colleges on Broadway.

My studies for the 2-year conservatory program will cost $130k. I have managed to receive their highest talent-based scholarship on $15k and a $4k financial aid grant, making a total of $38k for the 2 years.

I still need $92k. I believe I can with your help gather that much money and not miss this opportunity to be what I want to be.

My 17-year old self never would have believed being able to study music theatre was even possible, let alone in New York City! Will you help me on this leg of my journey? Thank you for taking the time to read my story and I hope to make you proud.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 25, 2022
$15.00
  • Michelle Guthrie
  • Donated on Jun 24, 2022
$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2022
$20.00

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14 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 25, 2022
$15.00
  • Michelle Guthrie
  • Donated on Jun 24, 2022
$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2022
$20.00
  • Ryan Tate
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2022
  • Good luck Amir and all the very best.

$50.00
  • Kenney Ogilvie
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2022
$34.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2022
  • Keep going you absolute star! You’ve got this!

$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2022
$500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 15, 2022
$5.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Jun 13, 2022
  • Good Luck habiby 2

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  • Guest
  • Donated on Jun 13, 2022
  • Good Luck Habiby

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