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239 - Michelle McGregor - You're In Graduate School To Become A Professional Actor


MAKE IT Podcast, Bonsai Creative, Michelle McGregor, Mistakes in the Making, Filmmaker, Film

Comedian, actor, and writer Michelle McGregor talks about what she learned from the mistakes she made attending a graduate school acting program at Yale.












About Michelle McGregor


Michelle is an LA based actress, comedian, and singer with an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama. She has performed stand-up at The Comedy Store, The New York Comedy Club, The Federal Bar, and clubs nationwide. Michelle fronts several rock bands including the The AC/BG's, OzzyTrain, and Solitary Friends. She is the host and co-created of the music/comedy live show Get Riffed featuring Kevin Nealon, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Joe DeRosa.


About the David Geffen School of Drama


Yale University founded a Department of Drama in the School of Fine Arts in 1924 through the generosity of Edward S. Harkness, B.A. 1897. In 1925, while the University Theatre was under construction, the first class of students was enrolled. George Pierce Baker, the foremost teacher of playwriting in America, joined the faculty to serve as the first chair of the department, and the first Master of Fine Arts in Drama was conferred in 1931.


In 1955, by vote of the Yale Corporation, the department was organized as a separate professional school, Yale School of Drama, offering the degrees of Master of Fine Arts, Doctor of Fine Arts, and Certificate in Drama (for those students who complete the three-year program without having the normally prerequisite bachelor’s degree).


The School is now David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University in celebration of a $150 million gift made by the David Geffen Foundation in 2021 to support tuition remission for all degree and certificate students in perpetuity.


Links:


Michelle’s website

Yale School of Drama


 

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