July 25, 2012

Elena Kritter Working Hard after Graduation

From the LC Volleyball Office

Recent Lynchburg College alum Elena Kritter has thoroughly enjoyed all four years on and off the volleyball court with her teammates and coaches. A recent graduate with a B.A. in Theatre (Performance) and honors recognition from Alpha Psi Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, and the Society of Westover Fellows, Elena is moving into the next chapter of her life.

This summer, Elena worked with The Shakespeare Forum, a non-profit theatre organization in New York City. This theatre organization is dedicated to equipping theatre artist with tools to succeed in performance and auditioning through an open forum. Elena worked with The Shakespeare Forum on their production of Hamlet, which ran from June 20 to July 1.

Elena will also be attending the American Theatre Wing's Springboard NYC Program. This competitive college-to-career transition program is comprised of 34 college students from across the country, either recently graduated or entering their final year of undergraduate study. For two weeks, these students will meet, work alongside, and learn from theatre and film industry professionals on the business of acting, living in New York City as a performance artist, and otherwise gaining invaluable knowledge and information about the career of a theatre artist. Elena is excited and ready for the opportunities, connections, and knowledge the program and New York City has to offer

Elena is also thrilled to be attending the Meisner Summer Intensive with the Maggie Flanigan Acting Studio in New York City. The Maggie Flanigan Acting Studio specializes in training actors using the Sanford Meisner technique- a style of acting that relies on spontaneous and natural impulses. Elena is thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to study under Maggie Flanigan, winner of NYC's Best Acting Teacher in 2006 and 2008, and many more accolades.

This September, Elena will enroll in either the William Esper Studio's two-year actor conservatory program, or the Neighborhood Playhouse's two-year actor training program. Both studios, situated in the heart of Manhattan, are recognized as two of the most dedicated and excellent Meisner training studios in the country. Elena hopes through these experiences, that she will gain the knowledge, training, insight, relationships, and perspective needed to pursue a career in acting for stage and film

Elena would like say thank you to the LCVB community for encouraging her to pursue what she loves, to stay true to her self and to always deliver her absolute best. Her advice to the young women still playing is to be the player you would want to play beside during a game.