Struggling with intensity?
Searching for direction?
Mairin was a really inspiring example of someone who became interested in very specific questions and who pursued those questions through research, by following her gut, and by making the asking of these questions into a rigorous practice. Over all I think [the value] is Mairin’s ability for wedding ideas/analysis with physical work and using that in order to somehow, incredibly, begin to create art from the totality of our existence.
Michaela Sisti, Actor
I feel like something that I have been struggling with for years is finally seeing some incremental improvement. As if, I've finally found the thing that could help me move the wall that I've been struggling to get past for a long time. I'm so glad that I actually decided to try this out...Also, thank you for the loving and supportive environment you've created while we explore together.
Janice Yang, Actor
I find often I can't dig into a character until I've spoken the lines 1000 times or read pieces of literature related to the period or circumstances of the play. However, [Mairin's method] got my mind analyzing the character emotionally from the get go. [There are a] wealth of possibilities for interpreting a character that open up when you do get in on this emotional level early on in the game.
Madeleine Brown, Actor
As a writer, I believe Mairin's approach is very useful in disengaging from characters, when the time comes. For me, watching and helping characters evolve is a very personal experience, and I become attached to them, as do readers and audience members - but likely in a deeper way, because of all the time spent with them. Letting go is crucial towards moving fully and successfully into new work. Her approach lets this happen in a thoughtful, gentle way.
Laura Tulk, Playwright