Stan founded Stan Kirsch Studios is 2008 with his wife, Kristyn Green. His passion in life was to touch the lives of his actors and see their careers flourish. He did just that for thousands of people over his 20+ years of teaching. His laugh was contagious, his energy was infectious, and it was impossible to not be inspired in his presence.

Below is an excerpt Stan wrote up for his studio on October of 2014. It truly embodies who he was and what he believed. May his words continue to inspire and his impact always be felt.

From Stan: Acting is a career! Like any other with the potential for great reward, it’s a long journey – a marathon, not a sprint. Actors strike at various times. Some hit early on. Most do so later when they least expect it. The vast majority of those who succeed rough it out, encounter a ton of rejection, stay in the trenches, keep digging in and eventually persevere.

Be fearless, ruthless and relentless! Don’t make excuses or procrastinate. Get out there and do it! Work on your craft tirelessly! Devour films, TV shows, stretch your imagination and ACT as much as possible. There is no such thing as an overnight success!

You can control a few things in this business: your preparation, work ethic, professionalism and attitude.The rest is out of your hands. Don’t let the highs get too high or the lows get too low. Bust your ass, remain fiercely positive, live your life to the fullest and align yourself with others who do the same. Remember, success is infectious and failure is an epidemic…don’t go to the second place.

Learn from the past, live in the present and look towards the future. May you be healthy, wealthy and wise – always!

– Stan Kirsch

Stan Kirsch