Introducing Mael

CA64CB81-1E55-45EB-A03B-76B489D97D3EMeet the newest addition to our family, Mael Angelo Bandoma Callado.


Mael at 10 days old

Mael was born on August 8, 2018 at 12:29 pm, weighing 6 lbs. and 11 oz., 19 in. in length, in Oakland, California. Mael was named after Mari’s maternal grandfather Ismael and Angelo is Marc’s second name. Mommy and baby are doing well.

Thank you Rochelle Soriano-Yasis for taking these amazing pictures.




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

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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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