Just have to brag!!

Februarie 12, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

One of my dearest friend is Schalk Schoombie, fellow journalist, ex-editor of Beeld Plus and De Kat (just after it started out) and also acclaimed playwright and sometimes actor. His son Christiaan is also a keen (budding) actor, and has worked away polishing his skills in acting classes most Saturdays of the last few years. Anyhow, to cut a long story short, Christiaan got himself into auditions at Juliard in NY as well as AADA (the American Academy of Dramatic Art) in New York, and father and son (and younger sister Isa) spent 10 days there end of January in freezing temperatures. Quite an adventure it was, but Christiaan fell right in love with NY. Despite his audition going well at Juliard, he didn’t get a call back, so felt a bit discouraged. BUT HE JUST HEARD HE WAS ACCEPTED AT AADA!!!!

So sorry for the shouting!!! But hei, just think, an 18-year old South African studying at the oldest drama school in NY, where people like Kirk Douglas, Robert Redford and Adrien Brody studied!!

(Everybody must just remember I wrote about Christiaan’s talent first!!)

5 antwoorde op Just have to brag!!

  1. Thats good!


    *hugs* x x x

  2. Moonz het gesê op Februarie 12, 2010

    Congratulations to Christiaan. What a wonderful accolade. And a superb experience for him.
    A friend of mine’s 2 boys got into Juliard.. which they finished and then both boys went on to do medicine – in the USA. Some very gifted people in this world
    Have a super w/end T.

  3. Congrats to Christiaan – he says sipping a glass of french champagne in his honour (I wish)

  4. Always lovely to hear about South African ‘success’ stories.

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