with John Markland
“Why am I not being who I know I can be?”
To be free one must be released from influences that do not flow from an authentically original source. The artist wants to be free 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 then 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 wrongfully imprisoned. When you act from an inner source with integrity; fear, self-judgment, critical voice and anxiety 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 ghosts of our 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.
The Complex Hollywood 6476 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
8 weeks on Tuesday nights at 8 pm – 11 pm. $600. *Please bring a journal.
*SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS CLASS SO PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS YOU KNOW YOU CAN COMMIT TO THE DATES. FOR REGISTRATION OR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL