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Mark D.
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Learn from a Working Actor
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I believe ALL of us are beautiful and unique enough to have others stare at us. It's getting comfortable with ourselves, our uniqueness, our strengths, our vulnerability to allow someone to stare at us
About Mark D.

"Pounding the pavement" of New York City and studying with some of the greats (Wynn Handman, Rob McCaskill, Tisch School of the Arts, The Actors Studio) I always felt I had to be someone OTHER than myself. When I became comfortable with who I was, after rejection rejection rejection, I relaxed and jobs began to come my way. This is a beautiful business, but it can definitely wear on you psychologically. It doesn't have to. I find when I'm able to be my "authentic self" and bring that to my characters I have more success than failures. I find even when I don't get the job, I would still play the role the same way. I've found acting is like a muscle. When we stop using it, it becomes weak. When we work and rehearse by ourselves we can "feel" how that character/ audition will go, but many times because of lack of preparation (whether it be "not specific enough", "A weak objective", "not personalized enough") we get frustrated because it wasn't how we rehearsed it so perfectly in our bedroom! We will break down a character, script, scene and discover this together. You might be nervous at first, but the more we perform the better prepared we are to perform in front of a room full of executives or an audience of a thousand. If you're an absolute beginner, we will go from "Acting 101". As my old friend Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls( used to say "sometimes you simply just have to know how it's supposed to sound." I look forward to meeting you in this process!

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Mark D.
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Learn from a Working Actor
Levels taught:
Advanced
Background Check
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I believe ALL of us are beautiful and unique enough to have others stare at us. It's getting comfortable with ourselves, our uniqueness, our strengths, our vulnerability to allow someone to stare at us
About Mark D.

"Pounding the pavement" of New York City and studying with some of the greats (Wynn Handman, Rob McCaskill, Tisch School of the Arts, The Actors Studio) I always felt I had to be someone OTHER than myself. When I became comfortable with who I was, after rejection rejection rejection, I relaxed and jobs began to come my way. This is a beautiful business, but it can definitely wear on you psychologically. It doesn't have to. I find when I'm able to be my "authentic self" and bring that to my characters I have more success than failures. I find even when I don't get the job, I would still play the role the same way. I've found acting is like a muscle. When we stop using it, it becomes weak. When we work and rehearse by ourselves we can "feel" how that character/ audition will go, but many times because of lack of preparation (whether it be "not specific enough", "A weak objective", "not personalized enough") we get frustrated because it wasn't how we rehearsed it so perfectly in our bedroom! We will break down a character, script, scene and discover this together. You might be nervous at first, but the more we perform the better prepared we are to perform in front of a room full of executives or an audience of a thousand. If you're an absolute beginner, we will go from "Acting 101". As my old friend Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls( used to say "sometimes you simply just have to know how it's supposed to sound." I look forward to meeting you in this process!

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