The MG Studio is here to help you discover your method. There is no ONE WAY for an actor to work well. Good work requires you to master certain skills: the ability to analyze a script from an actor’s standpoint; a proficiency at asking the questions that will take you from idea to action; the ability to use your body, voice, emotions and intellect to express yourself fully and honestly.
The goal of the studio is to take you out of your head and put you in your body – to produce an actor that is grounded, open and expressive.
We integrate the work with scripted material: monologues, auditions and scenes that address specific issues you are facing in your work. Everyone at the studio receives personal and supportive critiques of their work in a collaborative environment.
The most important skill that we work on at the studio is learning how to communicate you the human as opposed to you the actor.
Screenplays, plays, TV scripts are essentially notes on a page – sheet music. You, the actor, are the instrument (in fact player and instrument) that needs to be played well, for the notes to become music.
The work here is learning to play your instrument with suppleness, grace and artistry.
An actor’s work takes courage to go to those places where you are uncomfortable, where you want to turn in and close off. But this is precisely when you need to take action to reconnect your brain with your feelings, so that you can be free and eloquent with your emotions.
Marc had a process and it served him over and over. Even better, it served our other actors as well. He was able to lead and inspire by his performance, by his knowledge and by who he is as a person.
Writer, Producer and Director
TDark Skies, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven