Announcement: Fundraiser and Talk


Active Sol Yoga and Vibrance: Centre for Voice and Movement are pleased to present Benjamin Mathes, one of LA’s most sought-after acting teachers, producer, and cultural innovators.

In today’s dynamic industry, too many artists experience professional stagnation and creative frustration. What does it take to build a career?

Named SAG/AFTRA's Most Popular Presentation of 2018, Benjamin Mathes' comprehensive approach to thriving as a professional actor is changing lives. Based on his top selling book, "You, the Career", this presentation will teach you how to build a foundation for a lasting career that is fulfilling, evolving, and resilient against the whims of the industry.

“You, the Career” is a holistic yet practical approach to the professional life of an actor that will challenge, excite, and ground you in your most valuable asset—you.   

After this presentation, you will have a clear understanding of:


·      How to align your artistic and professional goals

·      What it takes to build a LIFE LONG career as an actor

·      The Corporate Economy, and how it’s holding you back

·      The 8 voices you need to stop listening to.  *Hint: it’s not what you think!

·      The Creative Economy, and how you can thrive in it

·      The 8 Voices that you should be listening to. *hint: it’s not what you think!

·      3 things you can do every day that that will help you develop a healthy, balanced, and unshakable career for the rest of your life, REGARDLESS of industry changes.

Be sure to bring your questions as there will be time after the talk for discussion.

Cost: Entry is by donation (minimum $3).
All funds are in support of the Atlanta-based choreographer and dancer Gabrielle Gambino. Her piece "Arriving Not Passing" has been selected to be part of Dance Canvas at the Ferst Center for the Arts.

RSVP: Frances Mulinix by e-mailing

Location: Active Sol Yoga, 200 Bennett St NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Praise for the book:

“I will read it again and keep it by me at all times, especially when I'm on set, because it is a constant reminder that we are enough, that we are worthy, that we are not just working a job but collaborating on making an impact together. Loved it!!”

Seth Michaels—Atlanta Based Producer and Actor: Nip/Tuck, CSI, Pele: Birth of a Legend, Eden; Producer: St. Agatha, Give Me More


“Hands down the best book I’ve read when it comes to reigniting your creative passion, rewriting your outlook, and digging deep into your process as an artist.  It made me think a lot!”

Cody Kearsley—Riverdale, Power Rangers


In ‘You the career’ Ben Mathes has written a book as accessible as it is important. Its simplicity and wisdom is a marked difference from the ‘How to make it in Hollywood’ books most gurus plug relentlessly. It really should be required reading for any artist starting out, as well as any creative tired or stuck in the same patterns. I wish I’d read this at the start of my career, it would have saved me from a great deal of needless worry and self harm and focused me on the much more important values every artist should have.”

Daniel Sharman--Teen Wolf, The Originals, Fear the Walking Dead, Medici

"A must-read book for actors of all heritages, Benjamin promotes an economy of creativity for the reader, calling for a deep, rich investment in the person and not the persona.”

--Dr. Sharrell D. Luckett, PhD, Professor of Drama & Performance Studies

Director, Black Acting Methods Studio

Director, Weinberger Center for Drama and Playwriting

University of Cincinnati

Now, don’t miss the talk!