An annual scholarship of $1000 will be presented to a graduating senior from a Long Island high school in memory of Long Island actress Julie Peierls, who passed away in November of 1999.
A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (class of 1959), Julie’s forty-year career included work in academic, stock, regional, and educational theatre. Since 1970, most of her work was with Theatre Three, where she directed the group’s second production, Spoon River Anthology. She received praise for leading roles ranging from dramas such as The Lion in Winter and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to comedies such as Bedroom Farce and A Little Hotel on the Side. She toured Long Island schools for almost ten years in the anti-DWI play And These, Our Friends. She was admired and respected by her colleagues for the meticulous care she would bring to even the smallest role. She made an indelible impression on anyone with whom she worked.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS: The student must be a Long Island resident who plans to pursue a career in the professional theatre and will be continuing his/her theatrical education on a college (a major in theatre or musical theatre) or conservatory level. Students will be required to submit a completed application as well as participate in an audition and an interview.
Application deadline: June 1, 2024. Interviews will be held in July 2024.
Winner will be announced by the end of July 2024.
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