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THE CREATIVE TRIBE (The Meaning Of Ensemble)

“You will always ‘know’ your creative tribe…
When you can live your most authentic genuine Self in each other’s presence.
You will never feel alone.
And never walk away feeling lonely.
There will always be a willing generosity of Spirit.
There will always be an undeniable human to human connection. 
There will always be a wanting to share something deep and real.
There are many factors that magnetize us to that creative tribe.

There is THE LOVE OF ART. 
There is THE GIFT AND BLESSING OF TALENT.
There is THE JOY OF CREATION.
There is THE HUNGER FOR EXPLORATION.
There is THE FEARLESSNESS OF STRUGGLE.
There is THE EXCITEMENT OF DISCOVERY.
There is THE PASSION FOR REVEALING.
There is THE OPENNESS FOR EXPRESSION.
There is THE DESIRE FOR INVESTIGATION THAT STIMULATES UNDERSTANDING, EMPATHY AND COMPASSION.
There is THE UNQUENCHED THIRST OF  UNCEASING CURIOSITY.
And there is THE DELICIOUS APPETITE FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL STORY(living)TELLING.
And we have to understand…
It is sometimes through the darkest of moments…
And most inexplicable of circumstances…
That guide us…
Or lead us…
To that creative tribe.
Those same circumstances…
That we may think are causing us to crumble…
And break our heart and Spirit…
Are the same circumstances…
That actually break our heart open…
And allow our Spirit…
To be In-Spirited (inspired)…
Opening our Mind, Body & Soul…
And awakening us to something greater than we could have ever imagined.
Those same circumstances very often pave the path to our greatest purpose…
Our greatest potential…
All human beings at some point…
Will own some story of hardship.
That is part of the human experience.
But within hardship also lives an individual story…
A universal story…
Of how hardship paved an unexpected path to perseverance, growth, inner-strength, compassion, insight, understanding, creative inspiration and connection with others who can gather with each other and say:
Yes, I know. Me as well. I see you. I understand. Let’s not let it be in vain. Let’s do something remarkable with it all!‘.
And so we find our tribe.
Or our tribe finds us.
A tribe that meets through the most unlikely…
And yet, likely, of circumstances.
A tribe that is generous in knowledge, creativity, heart, compassion, passion, love, support, kinship, responsibility, accountability, creativity, talent & Spirit.
And because of those circumstances…
We RECOGNIZE each other.
We SEE each other.
We UNDERSTAND each other.
We CARE about each other.
We SUPPORT each other.
And, yes…
We LOVE each other…
From one artist to another…
From one actor to another…
From one human to another.
That is the magic of an ENSEMBLE!
Together we LEARN.
Together we EXPLORE.
Together we DISCOVER.
Together we GROW.
Together we EXPAND.
Together we STRUGGLE.
Together we BREAK-THROUGH.
Together we SUCCEED.
Together we SHARE.
Together we GIVE.
Together we MAKE ART.
Together we TELL & LIVE STORIES.
Together we REVEAL THE HUMAN CONDITION.
And TOGETHER we hold onto the fact…
That once we make it out of the fire…
There will be…
And is…
BEAUTY WITHIN THE ASHES…
That result in our life’s greatest contributions!” 
~Mario A. Campanaro 
Master Teacher 
MC² Actors Studio
Los Angeles | New York City | London 


THAT SPECIAL GIFT

“Children always get so excited about that special gift they’re given during holidays or birthdays. It’s that special gift that they ask for over and over to anyone who would listen. And usually they see that special gift on TV which makes it even more exciting. Or they see that others have that gift, and so they want it too! They see how special it is! It looks exhilarating, easy and fun to play with. And they think if only they could get that special gift, it would make all the difference in the world for their life and they would never ever stop playing with it. Then one day, someone actually makes their dream come true and they finally get it! They get that special gift that they’ve always wanted! And it comes all wrapped up in a nice box with perfect wrapping paper and a big ole bow. And they tear open that special gift! And they are mind-blown! Someone actually listened and they got it! And they love it love it love it! But then they realize they don’t know how to use that special gift. So with some help, through some trial and error, some struggles, some mistakes, a lot of creativity, and of course, the instructions, they finally figure out how to use that special gift. And now they can play with it. And they enjoy playing with it! It’s the most awesome thing ever! They love it! It’s everything they said they always wanted! And they tell everyone “Look at what I just got!” And then others say, “Ah cool! Me too! Look what I just got!“. And so they all get together and their imaginations go wild with the endless possibility of circumstances that manifest from all those special gifts. It brings a tribe together and many worlds are created! However, as is so often the case, once that gift no longer becomes so special to them and they stop using it or playing with it, it ends up just sitting home on a shelf somewhere taking up space. And then all of the sudden, that special gift disappears because it is put in a box and donated or handed down to someone else who will use it, enjoy it and appreciate it for how special it is. And some time goes by but they don’t even realize it’s gone. And then one day, they see it somewhere and then they remember it and they ask, “Wait, what ever happened to that gift?! I loved that gift! That gift was mine! Where did it go?! I want it back!”. But it’s no longer home. It’s no longer there. It’s no longer accessible. Now that special gift is going to take a lot of pursuing and work to get back. The same goes for your gifts as actors. They need to be loved, appreciated, enjoyed, learned about, cultivated and used. Your gifts are not meant to just sit at home doing nothing. If they are, they mysteriously just slip away and you start asking “Wait, what ever happened to that gift?! I loved that gift! That gift was mine! Where did it go?! I want it back!”. Stay focused! Be proactive! Appreciate the gifts you have and work hard toward doing something remarkable with them. No one is going to come knocking on your door to remind you to stay on track. And if you need a little reminder or a little push, let this be it! You have to be the CEO of your dreams or they slowly disappear. You have something so inexplicably special in you! Do not take that for granted! Dream big! But get the dream out of the dream state and go for making it a reality!”
~Mario A. Campanaro
Master Teacher 
MC² Actors Studio
Los Angeles | New York City | London


Wait! What?! That’s Just Absurd!!!

What can possibly happen when MC² Actors Studio jumps into the world of…

Theatre Of The Absurd?

Let’s just say circumstances get a bit whacky.

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Meet The Ensemble (June 2021)

From The Masterclass:

“It is not going to be just our technique that does the job.

Nor is it going to be our ‘expertise’ that is going to get us there and make the difference.

That may be for something, but it is not for the actor.

Our technique is there to help remind and guide us about the true humanness in the work.

But it is not our technique or ‘expertise’ that holds the creative power to move and transform.

It is our humanity.

It is our humanity that is the most important and necessary ingredient.

That is how we serve the story.

That is how we serve the character.

That is how we serve the theater.

We serve with our humanity.

And we work from our soul.”

~Mario Campanaro
Master Teacher
MC² Actors Studio
Los Angeles | New York City | London


Meet The Ensemble! (April 2021)


Meet The Ensemble (March 2021)


Meet The  MC² Actors Studio International Ensemble! (February 2021) #ActorTribe

From The MC² Actors Studio 
Masterclass:

“Dear Actor…

Dear Artist…

You will ‘know’ your creative tribe…

When you can live your most authentic genuine Self in each other’s presence…

You will never feel ‘alone’ in the work…

And you will never walk away feeling lonely…

There will always be a willing generosity of Spirit…

There will always be an undeniable human to human energetic sharing…

There will always be a connection…

There will always be a wanting to give…

And as we have seen with what is going on in our world today…

Sometimes it is through the darkest of moments…

And sometimes it is through the most inexplicable of circumstances…

That guide us…

That lead us…

Or that detour us…

To that tribe…

Those same circumstances…

That we may think are causing us to crumble…

Or break our hearts…

And our Spirit…

Are the same circumstances…

That actually break our hearts open…

And allow our Spirit…

To be IN-Spirited (inspired)…

Opening our mind, body and soul…

And awakening us to something greater than we could have ever imagined…

Those same circumstances that begin to help lead the path to our greatest purpose…

Our greatest potential…

And so we find our tribe…

Or our tribe finds us…

A tribe that meets through the most unlikely…

And yet, likely, of circumstances…

A tribe that is generous in knowledge, skill, creativity, heart, compassion, passion, love, support, kinship, responsibility, accountability, creativity, talent and Spirit…

As we continue to walk our path as artists together…

We must remember to remain students of life…

We have to be mindful to never allow the ego to rob us of the growth our work and life itself has to offer us… 

There is an inexplicable creative currency in growth.. 

Get ‘paid’ in growth…

Keep learning…

We must continue to hold ourselves to the same demands that our art form demands…

Understand that that demand is what keeps us all striving to be and do our absolute very best…

As artists…

As actors…

We must continue to strive, discover and walk toward our very own excellence…

And run like hell from mediocrity…

We must continue to work hard on the path toward all of our artistic dreams…

And know in our heart of hearts…

That all the sweat equity we put into our work and dreams…

Will indeed pay off…

And so we do so together…

We do the work…

As our very own actor tribe…

As an ensemble…

And we continue to get ‘paid’ by all of our growth…

Because we love the work…

And because we simply want to!”

Much Love, 

Mario Campanaro
Founder & Master Teacher
MC² Actors Studio  
Los Angeles | New York City | London


Introducing The MC² Actors Studio International Ensemble 2021!…

Commitment…

Investment…

Perseverance…

Love…

Passion…

Talent…

Hard Work…

Art…

All human beings are doing what they can moment to moment to try to improve their present situation…

And as actors…

As artists…

Our passion is the fire that keeps us persevering forward…

Despite all the things that attempt to keep us from persevering forward…

We must hold onto the fact that…

Every hardship plants the seed for a transformative victory…

The more difficult our journey may be…

The more impactful our experience becomes…

And all the circumstances that we make it through…

Inspire all of our artistic endeavors…

So persevere courageously dear artist!…

Continue to create…

Continue to find a way…

Any way at all…

To do your creative work…

Your Life’s passion…

Your Heart’s desire…

Your Soul’s purpose…

Let not obstacles stop you…

But let them inspire you…

It is times like these…

When the artist must not curl up and give up…

It is times like these…

That we must Get Up!…

That the creative warrior in all of us exclaims:

OK… I am just beginning!

It is times like these…

That our greatest adversities map out our creative journey…

To discovering our own creative greatness…

It is times like these…

That we manifest art…

And the world always needs art!…

So continue to persevere courageously dear artist…

It is so important for us all to continue to persevere right now…

Even though we must do so responsibly…

Even though we must do so virtually

We carry on

We stay focused

We stay driven

We stay on purpose

For all of us…

All of the artists…

And all of our beloved audiences…

Our ability to share our gifts gives connection to others…

Who may feel lost, disconnected and isolated…

And we all need authentic connection…

To help others experience authentic connections at this moment in time…

This is our great gift as artists…

To identify

To share


To give

To reveal

And to connect

If we think about it…

Many spend more time with actors in their living rooms watching a movie or tv show…

More often, sometimes, than with family or friends…

Even through all of what is going on in our world…

Our work still matters…

It is important…

It has meaning!…

There is purpose to it…

It is a form of medicine if you really think about it…

And together we continue to create with the objective of somehow…

Someway…

Making connection…

And so we continue to connect…

In any way we can…

To study…

To train…

To exercise…

To identify…

To share…

To reveal…

To give…

To do our work!…

We are so thrilled and excited…

To announce our January 2021 MC² Actors Studio International Masterclass Ensemble!

What better way to bring in the New Year of 2021…

Than with these remarkably committed, perseverant, invested, loving, passionate, talented and hard working artists!

Congratulations and Welcome…

To the MC² Actors Studio International Masterclass Ensemble! 

Much Love,

Mario Campanaro
Founder & Master Teacher
MC² Actors Studio  
Los Angeles | New York City | London


Knowing Your Creative Tribe… #Ensemble!

You will always ‘know’ your creative tribe…

When you can live your most authentic genuine Self in each other’s presence…

You will never feel alone…

And never walk away feeling lonely…

There will always be a willing generosity of Spirit…

There will always be an undeniable human to human energetic sharing…

There will always be a wanting to give…

And sometimes it is through the darkest of moments…

And sometimes it is through the most inexplicable of circumstances…

That guide us…

That lead us…

Or that detour us…

To that tribe…

Those same circumstances…

That we may think are causing us to crumble…

Or break our hearts…

And our Spirit…

Are the same circumstances…

That actually break our hearts open…

And allow our Spirit…

To be IN-Spirited (inspired)…

Opening our mind, body and soul…

And awakening us to something greater than we could have ever imagined…

Those same circumstances that begin to help lead the path to our greatest purpose…

Our greatest potential…

And so we find our tribe…

Or our tribe finds us…

A tribe that meets through the most unlikely…

And yet, likely, of circumstances…

A tribe that is generous in knowledge, creativity, heart, compassion, passion, love, support, kinship, responsibility, accountability, creativity, talent and Spirit…

And because of those circumstances…

We RECOGNIZE each other…

We SEE each other…

We UNDERSTAND each other…

We CARE about each other…

We SUPPORT each other…

And, yes…

We LOVE each other…

From one artist to another…

From one human to another…

That is the magic of an #ENSEMBLE!

Together we learn

Together we explore

Together we discover

Together we grow and expand

Together we share and give

Together we make art

Together we tell and live stories

Together we reveal the human condition

And together we hold onto the fact...

That once we make it out of the fire…

There will be

And is…

Beauty within the ashes…

That result in our life’s greatest contributions! 

To all our MC² Actors Studio ensemble members all over the globe…

And to all the artists all over the globe…

Thank you for the heart, openness, passion, hard work, perseverance, talent, creativity, healing and love you bring to the world each and every day!

You are not forgotten!

You are essential!

You are all warriors!

Much Love,

Mario