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  • Writer's pictureDuke Daniel Pierce

Discover the "The Genius Within" Out Now

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“Researchers such as Maria Olon, through PAD learning process, aim to bring a significant change in the education of the artist and ultimately the viewer, all of us indeed, shaping the man of the new 21st century's culture that humanity is so much in need nowadays” - Rania Lampou, STEM instructor.

Alumna Maria Olon Tsaroucha (Class of 1997) has become a published author with her book Supraconscious-The Genius Within You: How to Experience Your Infinite Potential and Master Ultimate Performances Every Single Moment on Stage and in Life which explores the quantum science behind acting on stage and in our everyday life.

From the back of the book: “At a time when the arts and sciences converge more than ever, PAD speaks about a contemporary, tangible meta-physics, fusing theories of quantum physics with mindfulness and the famous Method of the Actors' Studio, in a new harmony. Konstantin Stanislavski had said that the actor of the future, a new actor in the new life, is the one for whom art springs from spiritual intuition. He used the word SupraConscious, indicating to the actor the levels of consciousness he needed to attain. He considered the art of theater as the spiritual path to wholeness. PAD is the new system of translating and decoding, frame by frame the experience, bringing us in touch with the Higher Self, by reference to Nietzsche's Super-human and the transcendental Kazantzakis, creating a new transitional space where everything is in motion and evolves in the face of inertia, continuously actualizing that Alma-Quantum Leap of being.”

Maria is an actor, director, educator, and founder of the Perceptual Acting and Directing Theory Method (PAD), which is an “action system with exercises, [designed to give] a foundation for every artist interested in evolving as a human being and master his own unique identity (actors, directors, dramatists, etc.).” Her book can be found on Amazon and you can read more about PAD here.


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