It's not an overstatement to say that Nicolas was the catalyst to resparking my passion for acting. I had been away from my hobby for a number of years, which consisted of me "acting" by simply focusing on triggering internal emotions to make a scene "believable." While this might work for some actors, it was never the right fit for me. There was no sense of foundation to grow off of.
Through TAPA, Nicolas introduced me to Meisner and Chubbuck. It went completely against my self-conscious approach of how a character should act, and when to express my face in certain ways. Instead it focussed on getting out of your head, truly reacting to your co-stars and surroundings to trigger authentic responses. Like all schools of art, no technique works for everybody the same. This one fit like a glove for me.
Thank you, Nicolas, for helping me re-discover my passion and build a much better foundation for it! I hope our (creative) paths cross plenty more times in the future. I can highly recommend this course for anybody who is just curious to take their acting the a next (or first) level!