“Before meeting John, I was a lost soul. I have been pursuing acting my entire life and had just graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, so the last thing I wanted was another acting class or another teacher. When John approached me and asked me to take his class, I declined the offer. Months later he extended the offer again, and once more I refused. Finally, I accepted; and my entire world shifted. First I took his Fall Intensive, where he demonstrates his ideas and his mission about Script Analysis, he dissects the piece like I have never seen before. The way he tackles the script is absolutely mind blowing. He gets to the root, no, past the root, he gets to the tiny vein that becomes the root of the story, of the characters, and of the intentions of the writer. Out of the Script Analysis, comes “The Actable Phrase”, which is just another level of genius entirely. It’s funny, because everyone just skims the surface of finding out who the characters are, their journey (if they have one) etc., however, no one wants to dive in. John takes you and throws you into the writers-waters, and then you’re in the pool swimming laps and doing strokes you never thought you could do before. After that Intensive class, I was hooked. I have taken his seminar, and then did the most important thing that I have done for my acting career up to date: I took the one-on-one. The best 5 hours of my life, the amount of truth, consciousness, and awareness that came out it was unbelievable. There isn’t one day that goes by that I don’t think of that “private session”. It has made me a self-aware person and better yet, it gave me my soul back, and for that I will be forever grateful to John. He is my mentor and, no contest, one of the best teachers I have ever encountered. His teachings are priceless. If you feel like you are struggling to find yourself again amidst all this hustle and bustle, John Dapolito is your man.”
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