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Breaking Down Resistance & Complicated Relationships…

Partial Transcript Of This Masterclass Lecture:

“It’s so easy for us to go through our lives without awareness…

It’s so easy for us to go through our lives rolling our eyes…

It’s so easy for us to go through our lives judging people…

And it’s so easy for us to go through our lives allowing resistance to be our ‘safe space’…

Resistance creates such and ‘idea of safety’ for us…

Because it doesn’t ask of us to confront the things that are standing in the way of our growth…

And because it’s easy…

It’s easy to be…

And therefore, stay resistant…

It’s easy to not want to…

Or have to…

Deal with the things that are keeping us in a place of stagnation…

And so one of the most important things that we have to do as actors and artists…

Is to start opening up and developing our awareness…

To ask difficult and complex questions about the human condition…

That require our awareness…

And when it comes to our work…

Especially when it comes to our work…

Our awareness is responsible for us understanding why our character does what he or she does…

And our awareness is the thing that allows us to find the humanity within the text…

So that it is not just this thing written on a piece of paper…

But it something that has this inanimate breath…

Asking us to find and breathe the life into it…

And yet it’s so easy for us to think that our work is just about those black and white letters that are on a white piece of paper…

And that we just learn our lines…

And then…

By doing that…

It creates useful, productive, honest, truthful characterization…

Well…

As any respectful artist with integrity…

And that holds a very high standard for the work knows…

That is not the case whatsoever…

Our awareness and exploration of understanding why we do what we do…

And why we feel the way we feel…

And what we ultimately want…

And why we want it…

Is the thing that’s going to get us to tap into the life of the character…

And why the character does what he or she does…

And one of the things that we have to realize…

And this does not only apply to character on the written page…

But possibly to some…

Or even all of us…

If you think about it on some level…

Do things in our lives…

A lot of times…

Or some of the time…

Because of unresolved issues…

And a lot of times…

We go through life…

Consciously or unconsciously…

Creating relationships…

In order to find resolution for those things that we have not yet resolved in our lives…

Or…

We create relationships in order to cause ‘pay back’ for the strife that past relationships have caused…

Even though those newly formed relationships are not accountable…

Or responsible…

For the wounds that we maybe still hold onto…

And so when we begin to understand this about some very complex relationships in the ‘real world’…

We are able to start to see…

Understand…

And justify why certain relationships exist the way they do within the world of the texts that we are responsible for bringing to life…

And why certain characters do what they do within those relationships…

Or because of those relationships…

And all the historical circumstances that bring that character to the here and now moment within those relationships…

In order to find some sort of resolution within…”

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The Artistic Passion For What It Means To Be Human…

“You know, it’s tough to be human…
It’s not an easy job to be a human being…
And what I think the actor has the opportunity to do is examine that…
To examine…
‘What is this being human?’…
And…
‘Why do we do what we do?…
‘Why do we feel the way we feel?…
I don’t really think many people realize how difficult it is to be an actor…
I don’t think many people really understand how complex it is…
One of the most paradoxical things about being an actor…
Or any artist for that matter…
Is to be able to reveal the work in a way that seems like there is no effort whatsoever…
So you’re just living…
But the truth of the matter is…
There’s a lot of work that goes behind that level of ease…
And that level of excellence in the work…
Many people have an ‘idea’ of what they think acting is…
They don’t realize what all it entails…
But as actors…
We need to be aware of what it takes…
If we go through our lives sleepwalking…
We don’t have anything to really connect to…
We don’t have anything to really pull from for our work…
We need that full awareness of humanity…
To be able to invest what life has to fully offer…
And then to be able to contribute all that to and for our work as artists…
I think the more we expand our consciousness…
And the more we expand our awareness…
In our own life…
And in the hopeful contribution to the lives of others….
And of the circumstances that our world faces…
Presently…
And even going back far into the past…
The more we get to draw from it in a way that allows for an audience who is witnessing whatever circumstances we are revealing…
To have some level of connection to it…
Because at the end of the day…
Isn’t that what the job of the actor really is?…
To be able to reveal something that the masses can connect to…
So that the masses can feel some sort of belonging…
So that the masses can have some kind of healing ‘because of’…
I think it all asks the actor to uphold the responsibility of understanding…
And being willing to reveal the the human condition…
In a way that’s not always so comfortable…
In a way that’s not always painless…
In a way that asks of us to look at suffering…
And try understand why human suffering is the way it is…
And then to really look within ourselves…
To see where that lives within ‘me’…
So that ‘I’ can connect with and to that…
And then be able to bravely…
Courageously…
Honestly…
And authentically…
Allow ‘myself’ to really bring ‘my being’ to the most extraordinary circumstances…
We are not just ‘story-tellers’…
We are truly ‘story-livers’…”
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I hope you enjoy this masterclass interview!
Much Love,
Mario

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All “Brokenness” Has A Story That Caused The Break…(The Power Of Imagination)

Partial Transcript Of This Masterclass Lecture:

“When a bone breaks…we know why the bone breaks…There is an event that literally is the cause of the bone breaking. And very often when we see someone that has broken his or her leg…or physically hurt him or herself…the common response is ‘Oh my God, are you OK?’ or ‘Oh my God, what happened?’…because we see someone physically in pain…we see someone that is struggling in the here and now moment with a visual wound. Well take a moment to think about that…That’s the ‘norm’…the empathetic part of us…the compassionate part of us…sees someone in pain and wants to know what were the events that led to that break. Well a lot of the time we forget about that awareness…emotionally. We see someone’s actions (the character) that may be broken, and we automatically judge the actions…We don’t really ask with a compassionate heart, ‘What were the series of events that led to that brokenness?’…because we’re just seeing the actions…and we’re not understanding…or not willing to understand…everything that led to that person executing those specific actions. The Why! We as actors‘s have an obligation to artistically connect to the pain of what the character is going throughWe have an obligation to artistically connect to the brokenness of the character as a means into his or her life…so we don’t get stuck in a world of judgment…so we are not blocked from inhabiting the character’s world with judgment…or resentment…or bitterness. We ask ourselves ‘Where did the break happen?…How did the break happen?…When did it happen?…What were the series events?…What were the relationships?…What were the circumstances that caused this human being to behave…or react…the way he she does?…How…with a compassionate heart…am I able to justify…whether the actions are right or wrong…why someone does what they do…And how now, can I justify how everything that this human being is doing…is trying to improve his or her existence…his or her life…moment to moment?…How did this person formulate the way they go through life…the way they function in their life…based on the relationships…the events…the circumstances…that they have experienced…and the defense mechanisms that they may have created because of all that…to get them through?…How are they searching for solace?…For peace?…For an improvement in their world…based on what they do?’… We have to remember that the way in is not through our judgment of the unmentionable. It is through our willingness to enter in with a compassionate understanding of the historical origin of one’s pain and suffering that has caused one to behave in unmentionable ways. Just like a broken leg, all ‘brokenness’ has its own story that caused the break!”
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Much Love,
Mario

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If You Are Struggling, You May Need To Hear This…

Let’s get personal…
As actors…as artists…it is not uncommon to have an extremely sensitive and even empathic instrument. We willingly live our lives experiencing the deepest level of the human experience. We expose our deepest self…our soul…to the world through our work…not only because of choice…but also…deep down…there is an undeniable calling. We are messengers of what is hidden. We are speakers of what is said and unsaid. We are un-doers of what is doctrinated. And we are hopefully the shifters of the human consciousness towards that which is good and true. However, there are going to be moments in lives…and in our work…when this can feel like a lot. It can get heavy. It can get burdensome. It can even hurt. It can go as far as feeling as if we are going to suffocate…in some energetic way…from a never ending state despair. In this Masterclass lecture, we open class about all the trials and tribulations we are experiencing in this here and now moment. It would be impossible to not have our feelings surrounding all the circumstances happening throughout our planet socially…politically…environmentally…spiritually…artistically…and dare I say…universally. We are all connected as key players in this here and now story of life. As creative sensitive beings responsible for revealing all aspects of the human condition, it would be impossible to not feel deep down within the depths of our soul, such strife happening…and how that all inevitably affects…not only our personal lives…but also…how it greatly affects and influences our creative artistic lives. So as actors…as artists…as people who care and are invested in using our gifts…our talents…our work…to stimulate…to agitate…and to inspire change…and BE powerful instruments of healing for the collective…what do we do? How do we deal? How do we make it through? How do we continue to do our work honoring what the intention of our work is? How do we stand strong in order to continue to stay in our openness…in our vulnerability…in feelings…our truth…and in our willingness to use all that is happening to stimulate the purpose of art…for the purpose of being instruments of light, of love…of influence…of awareness…and of change. How does our craft support us…how does it have our back…especially in times such as these…so we can do the work for that purpose. If you are an actor…if you are an artist…anyone alive…committed…and invested it what it means to be a key player in this here and now story of life…you will not want to miss out on this masterclass lecture.
Much Love,
Mario

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How Much Are You Really Investing In Your Dreams?…

Transcript Of This Masterclass Lecture:

“This may trigger you. And if it does, that is a good thing! It asks us to really look at our actions with conscious awareness of what we are doing and not just move through the world unaware…Or even sleepwalking. If it does trigger you, then you need to honestly ask yourself, ‘Why does this freaking trigger me so much?’ ‘Easy’ and acting do not marry. They divorce very quickly. Let’s put things into perspective…Think about how much time you are putting into a job that is not what your end goal is. Think about that.Think about how many hours you are putting into something that is not what, at the end of the day, you are passionate about doing. Who is getting your energy? What is getting your energy? Now, it is no secret, and more importantly, there is no shame whatsoever that we have to do things to support ourselves while we are in this crazy field of being an actor, right? We have to support ourselves…We have to make an income…A lot of times, the work that we do get to do as actors is here or there, and it doesn’t always fulfill giving us everything we need to make a full income. So we have that (those) ‘safety job(s)’. That (Those) necessary job(s). But if you really think about it, how much energy are you matching the energy that you’re putting into someone else’s business when you are doing those jobs? And then how much energy are you putting into your own business? Meaning you, the actor that wants to be an actor? Think about that. Your boss is getting ‘rich’ (in what they are intending to accomplish-whatever that may be for him or her) thanks to you. You’re working hard for your boss’ dreams. You’re working hard to make your boss’ dreams come true. Think about it. For example…You’re exhausting yourself so your boss can go on ‘vacation’…So your boss can ‘provide’ for his or her family…So your boss can buy ‘nice cars’… So your boss can ‘take lessons to learn something else’…So your boss can ‘buy a boat’…So your boss can invite family and friends over to his or her ‘beautiful house’…You’re doing that. And people like you are doing that. Now I am not saying that is your intention of working that job…Your intention is to take care of yourself and those you are responsible for taking care of…But, regardless of your intention, you are still working hard and that very energy is, without question, going into fulfilling your boss’ intention..His or her dreams. But what are you doing for yourself to make that happen for you? Meaning your dreams…Whatever they may be for you? How much energy are you putting into your dreams being realized? How much commitment are you putting into making yourself an actor? Every time you build and maintain certain structures for your ‘safety job’, you’re justifiably fulfilling that structure to succeed…Because that is why you are hired. Well as an actor, you have a structure that you need to build as a foundation to allow your business to stand strong and succeed…And to be able to weather the storms when they come. How many hours are you putting into being an actor? And if you’re not doing that, where do you think it’s going to happen from? Who’s going to do it for you? Do you think it’s just going to happen spontaneously? Do you think just your raw talent is enough to actually get and have a job that’s for the long run? You have to, first of all, do all you can to even be seen to even be considered for the job. And more importantly, you have to know what you are doing in regards to the craft and in the business. And you have to actively be the most important participant in that very pursuit of your own business! You have to be your hardest working employee and also the CEO! Yes, you may be lucky enough to get a job here or there, but as we all know, every single job an actor will get his fleeting. It will always end…And you will always have to find something else to sustain you. You always have to go on another audition…You always have to hope that another job…that next job…will come along. So who are you really taken care of right now? Yes, you’re taking care of yourself financially because you have to…it’s justifiable….it is necessary. But as an artist, who are you really taken care of? And you have to be really honest with yourself. How much am I really putting into being and doing what I want while I am here on this planet? You’re not promised tomorrow…Your promised right now…So if God forbid you’re not here tomorrow, have you been able to say to yourself…Can you honestly say to yourself…’I have given it my all to do what I feel like I’ve been brought here to do.’? Or, are you saying I work hard just to pay my bills…To play it safe…And so my boss can succeed in his or her dreams? Where are you in that? Where are you in that? Think about it.”
I hope you enjoy this masterclass lecture.
Much Love,
Mario

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