Free and Clear
Free & Clear Session I
Acting Free Intensive
with John Markland
"Answer the question. Why am I not being who I know I can be?"
January 23rd – March 27th
To be free and clear one must be released from outside influences or influences that do not flow from an authentically positive evolving source. The artist wants to be free from the grip of groupthink and clear from the burden of inherited unconscious beliefs. In both, groupthink and parental inheritance, there is a responsibility to something outside of one self; you are tethered, encumbered or attached. 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 you “feel” much more alive inside than what is expressed.
To truly individuate and act with authentic integrity, one must sever groupthink and the judgments and criticism that come attached, and dissolve inherited paradigms and ideals. 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 use material to expose the groupthink we find our mind relying upon or wanting to be accepted by. We will also dive into material that can free the ghost of parents within us. In exposing and expressing one of these controlling forces, we may feel like we our stepping outside into the most brilliant day and taking the biggest gulp of fresh air we ever have.
I’ll be approaching these scenes the same way I do when coaching, so there will be personalization, journaling and in-depth inspection directed at creating a WHOLE life – what is hidden is as important as what is expressed.
Registration Deadline January 1st
10 weeks on Tuesday nights at 8 pm – 11 pm. *Please bring a mat and journal. ***Underground Theater 1320 N. Wilton Pl. , Los Angeles, CA 90028 *** $600. To be paid in full at time of registration.