THE
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WORKSHOP 2015 
Directed by WAYNE WARD, SAG/AFTRA 


Believing!
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Becoming!
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Being!

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News Updates- 

4/15/2010- New York- Letter from Former Student Michael Crowe, The Actor's Studio

Dearest Wayne,

Last night, as part of the demanding curriculum of The Actors Studio,  I had the opportunity to sit and spend about 5 hours with Sean Combs for the next episode of Inside The Actors Studio.  It was certainly an experience that I will never forget, and one that quite frankly, I really didn't expect.

Most, even myself asked, "Why on earth are they bringing Sean Combs to teach us?"  Which he too admitted, but clarified to us that he was originally asked about 4 years ago to come when he was on Broadway by James Lipton but he turned him down because he didn't feel ready and didn't have anything to offer.  Anyhow, a particular experience of his with Susan Batson who trained him in all of his roles, who is also a lifetime member of The Actors Studio, really struck me.  "Diddy" is so often seen by so many as being in the negative spotlight, but I was so amazed with this man's work ethic, his tremendous success in the entertainment industry, and his quest for truth in his craft--all of them.  He made so many remarkable statements.

In working with Susan, the first thing he told her was that the first moment that she ever felt that he couldn't hack it as an actor and that he wasn't able to do the job, that she would be honest and tell him to quit.  It fondly brought me back to my experience with you.  I fondly remember the day I walked into my first workshop with you after discussing things with you so many times over the phone and I specifically remember saying to you "
Wayne, I'm not here to waste my time, nor am I here to waste yours.  If I suck and I'm not good, I want you to tell me."  I can't help but remember the tremendous amount of support you gave me, and how truthfully honest you were with me as your student.  You never once held back. And, it's made all the difference. Wayne, you too, helped me to find the truth and authenticity of the acting craft--you helped me find a voice, and I thank you.  I'm overwhelmed with the amount of success that I have had here at The Actors Studio thus far, and I'm so grateful, and so humbled to be here. It truly is, amazing. I realized last night that our responsibility as actors is to tell the truth, and I just want to thank you again Wayne, for helping me do that.  It's been such an honor to work with you, and to call you my friend.  The principles I was able to walk away with from your workshops has certainly helped me get to where I am and BE all that I am.  Thanks again, for everything.

I look forward to crossing paths again soon.

Best,


Michael Crowe
 

www.michael-crowe.com




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