“When we enter a professionalactingstudio, we must always hold the intention of training, studying, exercising and doing the work with the same accountability, commitment, work-ethic, investment, responsibility, respect, professionalism, standard, skill, consistency and demand that the professional world expects and demands.
There is no point in training, studying, exercising and doing the work unless what is being learned, exercised and cultivated is applicable for the professional actor to do professional work for when professional opportunities arise.
We cannot train, study and exercise for the sake of the studio itself.
We have to endow the studio and use it to train, study and cultivate a craft for the professional world.
For the job!
For the profession!
In other words…
If the actor is studying and training as a professional, but there is no work or preparation involved, something is amiss.
That is when the work becomes a hobby, not a profession.
There are not many professional acting jobs that I know of where the actor is not expected to come in well-prepared to do the work they were hired and getting paid to do.
So why in the world would a professional actor ever train without the intent of those same professional demands?
Talent is a very precious gift that can take you only as far as you are willing to cultivate it, nurture it, invest in it, and put it to good use.
Your talent can only take you as far as the professional accountability you maintain to do something with it.
Remain accountable. Remain responsible.
Remain dependable. Remain open.
Remain mindful. Remain creative.
Remain as strong as a gladiator.
Remain as vulnerable as a child.
Remain hungry for your craft. Remain driven for your work.
Remain a student of Life. Remain on-purpose.
Remain focused. Remain conscious.
Remain questioning. Remain aware.
Remain on time (early). Remain present.
Remain hard-working. Remain free of unnecessary tension.
Remain business savvy. Remain an artist.
Remain professional. Remain respectful.
Remain compassionate. Remain understanding.
Remain empathic. Remain self-nurturing.
Remain perseverant. Remain patiently impatient.
Stay on the path toward all the dreams that your heart and soul intend to experience.”
~Mario A. Campanaro
MC² Actors Studio
Los Angeles | New York City | London