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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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The Actor’s Fight To Intimately Connect…

In this masterclass interview, we discuss one of the most important aspects of the work that any seriously committed actor/artist must pursue. That is our ability, commitment, courage, and heart to intimately connect and communicate with another human being. Now I know this may sound like something that is common sense or even elementary…but truth be told…it is a real issue that we are facing…not only as artists…but as a collective. We are losing our ability to humanly share a piece of who we areas we are…in any real given moment…in front of another…just as we are losing our ability to hold space and witness another having a genuinely authentic experience in front of us. This day and age does not require us to connect on a real personal level. We don’t hold ourselves or others accountable to communicate. Everything, for the most part, is now existing behind a little blue screen. It does not call for an immediate exchange of personal human interaction and connection. We text…we email…we Instagram…we Facebook…we Tweet…we Snapchat…we barely pick up the phone to call anyone anymore. And worst of all…we ghost each other when things require us to get real and honest. If this triggers you, you know it’s an issue. We are more intimately connected to our cameras in our phones than we are to using our phones for their original purpose…which was/is supposed to be to communicate and connect. Rarely are we choosing to sit down in person and connect…communicate…speak…talk…discuss…share…listen…and commune about our lives and our experience and our story. We have gotten addicted to the ‘one-way‘ way of communicating. Why? Because it is convenient, safe and does not allow for any discomfort. We don’t remember…or maybe even know…what it is like to just BE without having to watch and edit ourselves. We pick and choose what we want to share by what fits into a square box that is socially brainwashing us to believe that we are only supposed to be this idea of perfect…or having it all together. All the rest, we hide. And so we Face-tune our lives to morph into a dangerously inaccessible and unrealistic dynamic. We don’t talk about our difficulties. We don’t share our struggles. We don’t open up about those things that are complicated and weighing heavy in our hearts. We have allowed ourselves to not allow ourselves to sit in the discomfort of what it means to be who we are in front of another and be open to another being who they are in front of us. You know, being a human. So we choose the easy-safe-adopted-present day way. And that’s what is dangerous for the artist…because we don’t have to really reveal ourselves…we don’t have to really show up…and therefore we don’t really have to hold space or expect others to do the same. We just accept trivial inauthentic impersonal connection. But it is crucial to remember that all those things that we have difficulty executing in our every day lives, are going to inevitably show up in our work. If we play an idea of ourselves in our everyday lives, we are going to play ideas of the human condition in the work. If we cannot just sit with another as we are and allow them be as they are, we are not going to be able to do that kind of required “intimacy” in our our work. We are limiting ourselves and we are quickly weakening that invaluable human muscle of what it is to be ourselves, to be imperfectly perfect human and to allow others to be imperfectly perfect as they are…and then allow that and all of us become worthy of being witnessed and shared without apologizing for it. The more we fall into the quicksand of not connecting and not communicating, the more we lose that muscle as artistic instruments responsible for sharing the complexities of the human experience…to live our most private essence of who we are in relation to the safety of given circumstances in a public way. We just become robots trying to fill moments with inauthentic ideas and/or actions of what we think a moment being human in relation to given circumstances and another human is supposed to be. Plain and simple, we have to continue to exercise our ability to intimately connect and communicate with others and take the risk to experience the discomfort within that authentic interaction. And we have to fight for a tribe willing to do the same. We have to start and keep sharing our stories.
I hope you enjoy this interview.
Much Love,

Mario

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Why We Continue To Study The Craft…

In this Masterclass interview, we discuss why it is so important for the actor to consistently explore, exercise and cultivate the craft of acting. Our craft takes work. Plain and simple. It takes discipline. It takes commitment. It takes accountability. It takes consistency. And most of all, it takes dedication. We have to understand that our craft will only support us as much as we have it ingrained in our being as a second muscle easily accessible for the demands of our work. It is not going to be there to fully support us unless it is exercised. It cannot live in ‘theory’. It cannot just live in our ‘head’ or an ‘idea space’. We have to know what we are doing, how to get there, and why we use certain tools to fulfill specific aspects of the life of the text. We have to be in the known so we can live in the unknown of themoment. And it all has to be practical. It has to be tangible. It has to be useable and executable. And for that to happen, it needs to be exercised and exercised and exercised no matter where we are in our career or however long we have been doing it. It asks of us to consistently exercise/explore/discover physical, psychological, listening, and emotional muscles (not to mention textual detective work and the art of actively  listening/pursuing/overcoming) that we do not really tap into within our everyday life and then have the tools and awareness to be able to utilize our instrument to reveal that part of the human experience. And let’s be honest, most do not have the privilege of working in this manner every day. And depending on this or that audition to test out/try to do the work is not going to do the trick. That is a whole other set of muscles that our craft needs to support us in, so our work can fulfill the text with truth, authenticity, and uniqueness in the room or on tape. Just like holding off going to the gym, if we do not work out those muscles, they, unfortunately, become weak and do not have the stamina/know-how to fulfill the task at hand. We live in a day and age where everyone seems to want the easy road. Why wouldn’t we, right? Insta-fame is the new normal expectation or desire. It is natural for us to want to pursue the easy way when we see the way social media presents notoriety. However, when we choose this path as actors, as artists, we have to be honest and understand there is nothing easy about the journey. We cannot be lazy in the pursuit of our work. We have to be responsible. We have to reveal the complexities of the human condition. We have to go to places within ourselves that are complicated, vulnerable, and uncomfortable and then be generous enough in mind, body, and spirit to share a piece of ourselves in service of the text, for the purpose of art and in honor of the human condition. And as we exercise those muscles, we may have to go through growing pains many times as we explore the full color wheel of the human condition. And we have to explore all that in a safe yet challenging environment. It is through those difficult times and the exploration of them, that will come our greatest inspirations for our work.   ‘On the job’ is not the place to experiment and find our craft. We are there, paid, with the expectation to deliver…to already know what we are doing so we can do the job at hand. We have to keep our instrument awake as we do our part in understanding the fullness of life in the text that gives birth to the text and what is between it. And then we have to have a toolbox that we can depend on that will support us in going to those places within our instrument that are necessary to live the full spectrum of the life of the text. And studying the craft, going to a responsible studio, holding our mentors/teachers accountable for challenging us, being honest with us, caring about our growth, and really knowing how to individually give us the tools that will support our craft and work as an artist is simply necessary. Stay in the learning. As long as we are alive, we will have to continue to study the craft because life itself is an endless unpredictable complex lesson…and therefore, so will every piece of text that is presented to us.  
I hope you enjoy this interview.
With love,
Mario

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