Tony-Award Winner Julie White Visits Meadows
Theatre students laugh and learn with the acclaimed actress from "Grace Under Fire" and "Transformers"
Tony-award winning actress Julie White paid the Meadows Division of Theatre a visit today for an informal conference hour with students and faculty in the Greer Garson Theatre – where, coincidentally, she once performed the role of Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, during the inaugural production at the theatre’s grand opening in 1992.
She offered a hilarious and memorable glimpse i nto her 25 years of experience on stage and on film, including television roles in shows such as Grace Under Fire and Law and Order. She wove lessons learned and raucous stories together and kept everyone in stitches and taking notes at the same time.
She talked about her most recent work, in the upcoming film Transformers 3, where she laughed about handling a “large flatulent mastiff,” and gave examples of the very difficult work and discipline required as an actress “to take care of yourself and get it done,” remarking on her work in the Broadway play The Little Dog Laughed.
In the end, she encouraged the students to dream big dreams, save their money, and “work with integrity – it WILL get recognized.”