“The Dream”…What We Do For Our Own Secret Ideals

#LivetheDream #ShiftLocal


One crucial element of our own secret motivations is the concept of “the Dream”.  This concept applies equally to acting theory, to advertising, and to real life.

Acting Studio ChicagoAmong the many scene analysis and preparation questions that the Acting Studio Chicago indoctrinates into its students is: “what is my (i.e. the character’s) dream, and what can I do to my partner to make this dream come true today?” Every person has a dream for themselves: a secret ideal that is usually impractical but theoretically attainable. These dreams are usually irrational, and at times conflicted, vague and possibly even self-defeating. Most people cannot articulate their dream; it remains stuffed away in the sub-conscious mind. But regardless of how conscious we are of our dreams or how nebulous they might be, we always act to further them.

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We’ve been nominated for the #OaklandIndieAwards!


We are so honored to once again be nominated for the 10th Annual Oakland Indie Award for Ripple Effect which recognizes a business that supports the local economy by buying supplies and services from other local vendors, creating a “ripple effect” as money circulates within the community.

Congratulations to our fellow nominees as well.  For a full list, see http://www.oaklandindieawards.com/2016-nominees.html

Find out if we win on May 12 @ OMCA! Tix at bit.ly/oakindiestix