Palenque Doddington

Studio School, Los Angeles

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I have recently been accepted into Studio School in Los Angeles, a fantastic performing arts school specializing in acting for film and television, where I will start my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting in January 2018.

My total tuition costs are $39,000 USD which is equal to $57,000 NZD. I would really appreciate any help to go towards my university fees. 

My father Derek Doddington (MNZM) runs a theatre company in Christchurch, Top Dog Theatre. He has always inspired me with his work, and it has become a great longing of mine. I first started in performing arts doing ballet, drama and music at a very young age and knew I had a passion for performing and entertaining - for being able to give back to others.

I have chosen to do acting for film and television as it is the field that scares me the most, but also the field which intrigues me the most. The place I could learn and grow. Unfortunately New Zealand doesn't offer a 4-year degree in film and television acting, but I feel very fortunate to have found this new direction and am able to carry out this dream in LA.

My long-term goal is to return and help put New Zealand out there. For such a small country, Kiwis bat hard and big. I want to be one of those people. I want to be someone who shines with Kiwi determination and skill. I want to push the boundaries of film and theatre alongside our great production teams. I'm looking forward to some of the best training that is available, to filling up with ideas and coming back here to New Zealand to rock the world! 

Thanks for your support!


  • 100% !!!!!!!


    Thank you, thank you.


    100% !!! 

    Officially the target has been reached.

    Thank you to everyone who has donated. It means the world.


    There is still 27 hours left!!

    We are able to go over 100%, this is amazing !!!



    Thanking you all again,


    Palenque :)

  • Wow, Grateful. Thank you



    With 39 hours to go, I am at 96%!!


    I am so grateful to you all!!

    Thank you for helping make my dreams come true,


    Palenque :)

  • Thank you, and only 55 Hours left!!!


    Hello everyone,

    Only 55 hours left!!!

    We are at 84% !!

    So close to the target !

    I am so appreciative and grateful to everyone who has donated!!


    I've already had several donations with some of them who are happy to stay anonymous, so there are definitely people out there who are prepared to help in the world of theatre and the arts! So please let people know they can go anonymous as if they want to give only $5, anything helps!

    If I don’t get to the target I don’t get anything!! So please please share !!!


    Palenque :)