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Student & Alumni Highlights

Natalie Entenberg (2013)

INART major, Theatre and Creative Writing
Accepted to Actors Studio M.F.A. Program at Pace University
Was nominated for Irene Ryan National Acting Scholarship Competition for her roles of The Duchess in The Duchess of Malfi and Flo in Picnic.
Her play A Swelling Appetite appears in Philadelphia's Primary Stages 4x4 Production 4/21-4/24/2013 and her she directed for and had one of her plays in Penn State Altoona's Shorts IV.

"This program is geared toward the artist seeking knowledge of their craft. The most important thing I learned as a student is the importance of one’s will. The intimate connections that I made with the professors here have prepared me for my next chapter- Graduate School. Not only do I feel confident about entering the world outside of a college setting, but I am eager to continue working on my craft and communicating with the world via my art. When I started college, I didn’t know my major, I didn’t know if I was going to stay at Altoona for 4 years, and I never expected to gain acceptance to one of the most prestigious acting schools in the world, but I most definitely worked hard to get it. The world won’t grant you baskets full of the freshest fruit- there’s a process involved. The seed must be planted and the tree must be taken care of. Growth requires nurturing and nurturing in my world, is practice with a hefty dash of passion, and that’s what I got from Penn State Altoona."