FREE INTRO TO STAND-UP COMEDY CLASS

FREE INTRO TO STAND-UP COMEDY CLASS

TRY A FREE Stand-Up Comedy class! Not sure if you’re ready to sign up, no problem. Our first class is always free. In this class, you will learn everything from the biology of laughter, the structure of a joke, how to write, edit, and craft their own original material, performing for the audience, stage mechanics, and how to hold and capture attention.
FREE ACTING ESSENTIALS CLASS

FREE ACTING ESSENTIALS CLASS

This class is a formal introduction to acting and is perfect for aspiring actors with little to no experience or anyone interested in building confidence, strengthening public speaking skills, increasing their emotional intelligence, having fun, & making new friends! No Experience Necessary and Try the 1st Class Free! To reserve your spot you must register here.
FREE KIDS ACTING CLASS

FREE KIDS ACTING CLASS

Build your child’s confidence and promote more effective communication skills. Acting classes teach kids how to think on their feet, be aware of their emotions, the best ways to display & articulate them, and how to work as a part of a team. Furthermore, acting classes create a fun, positive and nurturing environment, a creative outlet where learning and growth are promoted, and a place where lasting memories and lifelong friendships are born.
The Dangers of Belief

The Dangers of Belief

Belief in oneself in spite of one’s ignorance, lack of ability, and inexperience is a recipe for failure. Belief is not what you lean on when you are unprepared, ignorant, and untested. You don’t just throw yourself headlong into the arena because you want the prize and expect belief to pick up the slack. Belief is for when you have prepared, have been tested, have studied and you’re faced with a new but similar challenge. It’s to remind you that you’ve overcome obstacles like this, you’ve already proven you can do it, you’re already a champion and now it’s time to claim your prize.

Belief is for when you have prepared, have been tested, have studied and you’re faced with a new but similar challenge. It’s to remind you that you’ve overcome obstacles like this, you’ve already proven you can do it, you’re already a champion and now it’s time to claim your prize.

When most people believe in themselves they are using faith to protect their ego from the pain of creating an actionable plan, they’re shielding themselves from the suffering that comes from developing ability, and glossing over all the costs necessary to prepare. They focus on being rather than becoming. Life isn’t the movies, where the hero is destined to win before the opening credits. Life does not follow a script, life forces us to fight it out to see who gets to have and who goes without and the battle goes to the one who is able to win it.

The universe puts everyone in their place. If you are not already where you want to be then you have to fight to move because to exist in another environment you must have the attributes required to survive there. I meet a lot of people who want to be actors, comics, filmmakers but when you compare their abilities with the abilities of those in the positions they want, even if they could wave a magic wand and were granted unlimited opportunity and unlimited resources they wouldn’t survive long there because they don’t have the abilities necessary to survive in that environment. Bad actors don’t become good actors when you cast them in lead roles. Bad stories don’t become good stories when you throw a million dollars at them. It’s hard to succeed that’s why those who are unskilled, untested will never be put in positions that matter. The cream rises because it is cream and until you transform yourself into something worthy of more you’re going to stay exactly where you are, exactly where you belong.

If you want what another person has you must know what they know, be able to do what they do. You must become someone else first before you can have what someone else has. But where do you start? How do you get to someplace you’ve never been? How do you learn what you don’t know? You find a mentor, find someone who has been where you want to go, who possesses what you want for yourself. Mentors, good ones, know what it takes to survive in the place you want to be and will help you transform yourself so that you have a fighting chance. Mentors turn ignorance into insight, weakness into strength, and incompetence into ability.

Don’t just believe in yourself. Faith is important but make sure you’re not just lying to yourself. Make sure that faith is justified. Not everyone can do what they want and don’t worry if you can’t. Realizing you can’t do something frees you to find something else you can. Don’t let your love of a thing that isn’t right for you keep you from finding the thing that is. There is so much to life and holding onto the wrong things is a form of suicide. Get a mentor who will test you to see if you can make the journey, give you a map, and prepare you for it, and when you’ve proven yourself, believe in yourself.

Art Reveals

Art Reveals

Art is not about convincing others to agree with a moral or philosophical agenda. Art is not about telling people what is right or what is wrong, artists do not judge, artists are not politicians nor preachers. Art, as my mentor Rob Mellow always says, ” reveals.” Specifically, something about the human experience through your own.

The best way to think of it is we must behaviorally disrobe. Reveal every aspect of our personality. You may have heard it referred to as range. Every character reveals something about humanity, more specifically, about our relationships to people, places, and things. Humans are all killers, rapists, liars, coveters, thieves, lovers, protectors, healers, sacrificers what determines our behavior is our relationship with that person, place, or thing.

Training is where we learn how to reveal. Where we develop and maintain sensitivity. Where we practice being our true selves. Where we learn to strip off the finery and years of social engineering. If we do not develop the strength and the sensitivity to live our truth, we can only be false. If we do not learn to strip off the armor, we will never understand ourselves, we will only know what we want others to see. If we do not understand ourselves, we won’t be able to understand the characters.  If we cannot learn to be, then we cannot become.

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