Hey guys and gals! In celebration of the “Mothers and Daughters” movie release this weekend, I am offering a FREE ONE DAY WORKSHOP
SATURDAY from 10-12 @ The New Collective LA – Acting Studio, as part of my on going ACTING LAB!
Actually, I prefer to call it a BEING LAB. That word acting can be so loaded with many different connotations that mentally can get in the way of the actual process. Sometimes the word “acting”implies a falseness, a putting on of a mask or the need to perform for an audience. Even the idea of being an “Actor” has it’s own pretentious, self-aggrandizing implications that all to often contaminate the pure artistic process of this noble craft.
My intention for creating the THE LAB is to foster a safe, supportive collaborative environment where a deep, intricate, spiritual soul searching can take place freely without judgment and fear.
Semantics aside yes, technically this is an “acting class” where someone, who has never acted before can learn the process of acting. But in this lab we don’t study “acting”, we study BEING. We allow ourselves to go on a physical and spiritual journey embrace the un-categorical essence of what it IS to be a unique human BEING and give those discoveries over to our character and role.
In the lab we will proactively explore our beautifully flawed, emotionally complex natures and in the process break through the barriers of our nervous systems and our self defined confines that restrict and block our true expression. All too often in life we suppress our feelings and repress our true nature by habitually reacting to circumstances according to how we are socially programmed. We exist in a mold that we’ve created in collaboration with our parents and society. We unknowingly “type cast ” ourselves to play a certain role our entire life. Wether it’s the victim, the abuser, the neurotic, the doubter or the insecure, self hater. We continue to act and react to circumstances the same way over and over, never quite knowing or understanding why we do what we do or are the way we are. We become stuck in our own idiosyncrasies, unable to access the power to change and transform ourselves.
The process that I employ in the lab involves a specific series of PHYSICAL AND MEDITATIONAL EXERCISES that will stir up a well spring and surge of spiritual energy meant to dislodge our blocks and create a powerful creative flow. By fully committing to these exercises, you will not only gain a deeper awareness of yourself but they will intrinsically cause you to become more open to the fluidity of your own spirit and your transformative powers. This particular preparatory process is the foundation for great acting and essential for breathing your own unique, complex, emotional life into a character.
That being said, you do not have to be an actor or want to be an actor to attend my BEING LAB. I have developed this program to be beneficial to anyone who is seeking a deeper, more meaningful, accepting and liberating relationship with themselves. It can be a valuable tool for the actor and non actor alike to expand the emotional range of the roles you play in life and in your art and to break the preset mold of your own identity.
To sign up for the FREE ONE DAY WORKSHOP or to get more info about my on going lab please email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org