ACTION GROUPS

Are you an experienced actor who wants a thriving career – long term? Then find your community in ACTION GROUP! It’s where professional actors meet every two weeks, for 3 months. Action Group gives artists accountability, clear vision, and goals that are tailor made for them.
 
New applicants, schedule your interview appointment HERE.
 

2021 SPRING SESSION BEGINS April 6th & 10th!

Saturday Days: April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, June 5 & 19

(Tuesday Evenings: FULL)

This Spring, “SUCCESS IS THE NEW NORMAL”. As production continues with standardized safety protocols, we’re able to see attainable success. Join this intimate Mastermind group (on-line) every two weeks where goals are set, support & resources are shared, and accountability is given. 
Previous members can send a direct email: dcdesign8@yahoo.com (put ACTION GROUP in the subject line).
 
  • PLUS access to the Secret FB Group!
All participants are vetted. Request an enrollment interview HERE.
 

“Committing to Action Group was the “first domino” in creating my current situation. With AG’s support and encouragement, over the past 4 years I set and accomplished numerous small but steady goals that have resulted in measurable progress. From joining SAG to revamping my living situation to starting and ending relationships, it was vital for me to have a group of people whose support and advice I could rely on the help me propel myself in the direction I wanted to go. AG helped me to refine my focus and put me in community with like-minded, positive people all learning from and with each other. I’m so grateful you invited me to join!! 

~ Joy Nash, Series lead in AMC’s Dietland

 

I figured life was going to change a lot when my son was born …, because I knew how much I’d miss feeling a part of a community of actors. Not being able to talk to other actors, and get introduced to new ideas and opportunities, gave me a lot of sleepless nights. Well ,… Thank goodness Doreen Calderon opened her door to me. I’ve been …motivated and focused on career goals, (and)… feel connected to a group of like-minded artists. Now, it’s become an eagerly awaited standing appointment and always breaths life into my artistic soul. ~ Ana Rey, Actor (Californication, No Good Nick)

HOW: Zoom Interview Required. Schedule yours HERE.

WHO: You and six other people in a confidential, supportive environment.

WHAT: A round table forum – within a structured format – dedicated to bring clarity and focus to your desires while providing accountability!

WHERE: On-line meetings. Exact link will be emailed after enrollment.

WHEN: Each group meets twice monthly, for approximately 2.5 hours.

Saturday Afternoons 3:30pm – 6:00pm

(Saturday Mornings 9:00am – 11:30am tentative)

Tuesdays Evenings 7:00pm – 9:30pm FULL

Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall Sessions

3 Month Commitment.

Make-up days available on the coordinating Tuesday or Saturday of that same week.

Choose Your Day/Time

WHAT ELSE: Membership to the Secret Facebook Group where insider information is shared and support is given between meetings!

TOTAL COST: $200 for 3 months!

 

I formed the first version of Action Group™ in 2008, in order to support independent artists. Several years later, I rediscovered WHY I formed it:

I named my company The Recognized Actor, because I know that every person’s deepest desire is to be seen. It’s not the desire for attention or fame, but the real need for recognition – recognition for what we contribute to our tribes. When we rely on outside recognition, we are seduced into traps like following rules, people-pleasing, or working “hard” to prove ourselves. Outside recognition, because of its transitory nature, is never satisfying. The only satisfying recognition comes from within. Self-acceptance. When we accept who we are (an ever-evolving process) our real values rise to the surface, and we often discover that many of our old values… actually belong to someone else. When we accept where we are, we let go of comparisons. When we accept who and where we are, we become mindful of our habits, and begin to make right choices. Suddenly, we are exemplary in the smallest of tasks. We experience joy in conscious living. And finally, we realize that all of our desires had been laid at our feet the whole time, and that the only thing – the only thing – keeping us from having them is resistance.