Free and Clear
Free & Clear Session IiI
Acting Free Intensive
with John Markland
"what is hidden is as important as what is expressed."
SEPTEMBER 10TH – NOVEMBER 12TH
To be free and clear one must be released from influences that do not flow from an authentically original source. The artist wants to be free and clear from the burden of inherited unconscious beliefs, stories and afflictions. Parental inheritance bestows a responsibility to something outside of one self; you are tethered, encumbered or attached to things not necessarily belonging to you or generated from within you. If you are not free and clear, impulses, motivations and intentions do not come from the authentic self. Our actions and choices are produced to please or serve – they are inhibited. This is often why we “feel” one way inside but what we express is something else.
To truly individuate and act with authentic integrity, one must sever, and dissolve inherited unconscious patterns, beliefs and afflictions. We love our parents but to carry the burden of wounds without having committed the crime is to be in prison. When you act from an inner source with integrity, fear, self-judgment, critical voice and anxiety literally evaporate in the light of true self.
We will explore exercises designed to expose the inherited and dive into material that can help free the ghost of parents within us. You will evolve as a human being and deepen as an artist. In exposing and expressing these traits that we’ve carried, you may feel like you are stepping outside into the most brilliant day and taking the biggest gulp of fresh air you ever have.
There will be personalization, mimicking and improv, journaling and in-depth introspection directed at creating a WHOLE life – what is hidden is as important as what is expressed.
Register early because there is prep-work and scene work.
10 weeks on Monday nights at 8 pm – 11 pm. *Please bring a mat and journal. *
$600. To be paid in full at time of registration.
The Whitmore-Lindley Theater
11006 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, Ca 91601