No one is built the same way, nor should they be instructed as if they were.
John’s mission since he started teaching has been to create a safe, yet challenging, environment where actors can find an expedited solution to finding their unique voice and to avoid wasting time towards their ultimate goal. Working.
John’s focus on truly cultivating the constitution of a Happy. Working. Actor. is achieved by emphasizing the understanding of text and negotiating genre; working collaboratively with the actors to discover the tools that actually work for them, and to aid in untangling the actor’s personal AND acting habits so the actor can embrace what is working and let go of that which is not in service to them.
Actors have responded to this approach by developing a great aesthetic, where their work actually meets their ambitions, thus becoming more self-sustained, confident, reliable, and consistent working actors.