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Montclair Letter of IntentAs cliche as it sounds, I truly believe that theatre can change the world. It’s changed my world. It’s easy to look at one’s high school theatre department as a bunch of amateurs goofing around, but I was lucky enough to be a part of a theatre that's battle cry is literally, “Energy and professionalism!” The Patriot Playhouse has taught me that with the right tools, and mindset, I can be that force for change that the world so needs, and I can do it with art. My high school education has taken me farther than most students can say, but if there’s not a set finish line, I always desire to keep going, which I can do at Montclair. I already have the driven mindset, and Montclair’s Musical Theatre program will give me the tools to be the best I can be.I, just like anyother “theatre kid”, I love what I do. This passion that theatre brings to people makes it difficult for adults or judges to set apart the special ones from the mass of Hamilton singing teens. I know that when others sit downand have an honest conversation about my opinions and feelings about art, they can see that I amdifferent. I always have been different. It’s not enough for me to just act. It’s not enough for me to just sing. It’s not enough for me to just dance. Simply engaging in these activities will never be enough; not because putting on shows doesn’t satisfy me, because like I mentioned before, I love what I do, it’s just that I want there to be more behind it. The best example of this would be when I created, directed, and wrote pieces for my school’s first ever New Works Project.It’s extraordinarily difficult to put an incomprehensible feeling of warmness, strength, beauty, anxiety, and pure unadulterated happiness into words, but all that is what I happens when I engage in my art. Helping other students come up with a never before done way to express their feelings made me understand that this is why playwrights do what they do. Authors write because they have a story to tell, and performers perform so they can tell those stories. The stories are put on a stage because they need to be told. There are people in the audience that gainnew perspectives and ideas about the world or situations from listening to, thinking about, and

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