Emmy Nominee Samira Wiley: What It's Like to Get Rejected From at Least Five Theater Schools


This article (as well as a similar one about Emilia Clarke) has meant the world to my gap-year kid.

Keep in mind that Steven Spielberg was rejected by the USC film school. Apparently they thought he wasn’t talented enough.

There was some discussion of this in the MT forum. I commented there that I think that Samira is a wonderful actor
However, the monologue choices she made for her artistic review, as mentioned in the article, did not follow the requirements of all of the schools to which she applied. It’s essential to follow the requirements for each school very carefully!