Creative Resilience and the Pandemic

byCharlie Sandlan

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The Maggie Flanigan Studio proudly announces the reopening of the acting studio and in-person acting classes on September 15th, 2021. In this video Charlie Sandlan talks about the challenges and opportunities that have come from the pandemic.

So, the last year and a half has been, I think, a test of the world’s resiliency. Certainly for the creative community, our community, it has been devastating. It’s been really, really difficult. We have been forced to re-imagine what it means to be a performer, what it means to create, what it means to be in a classroom again. Now we’re coming out of a really dark period, and I think that right now, all of us and certainly those of us that create for a living, have an opportunity to rebirth ourselves. The time’s not right, I want to wait until this pandemic is over. You have dreams and you have passions, things that you want to do with your life. Now is an opportunity to check in with yourself, to intervene with the excuses that have been keeping you from really rolling the dice on yourself.

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"Now is an opportunity to check in with yourself, to intervene with the excuses that have been keeping you from really rolling the dice on yourself."

Charlie SandlanExecutive Director, Master Teacher

That’s what I’m talking about. Taking a risk. You know what? I want to do this with my life. I’ve been wanting to do it for a long time and maybe I’ve been sitting on the sidelines doing a crappy job, something I don’t like. The opportunity is now. My wish for all of us, as we enter into this fall, as we jump off the cliff and take a chance, don’t let it get wasted. Find the courage to work through whatever scares you, because I’ll tell you I’m scared. I’m scared to death, but you can’t have courage without being scared. It’s okay to be terrified of taking a chance, of putting yourself on the line. Don’t let it go to waste.

2021 Two Year Acting Program

To learn more about the re-opening of Maggie Flanigan studio visit the studio website. Actors who are are interested in the 2021 Two Year Acting Program, should apply through the website or call the studio at (917) 789-1599.

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