2-Day Workshop Intensive:
Awareness for Actors: Alexander Technique
Actors are trained to respond truthfully in moments of imaginary circumstances. Yet inevitably actors will experience moments of tension, rigidity and stress that interfere with their ability to respond in a believable way.
In this special 2-day workshop intensive, actors will learn to develop their kinesthetic awareness, discover unconscious habits of physical misuse, and foster better alignment and breathing.
A few skills you will leave class with:
- Improved self-awareness
- Tools to reduce stress + anxiety
- Increased confidence + ease
- Ability to stay present, connected + grounded
The Alexander Technique is a mind/body method that teaches actors how to release unnecessary stress and tension in themselves, thereby allowing for the availability of their most natural and authentic responses in performances and in daily living. Through group work, observations, explorations and self-work you will become more familiar with your body, breath, and voice so that you can better adapt and embody your characters’ unique expressions.
Same great workshop—two different locations + times
Awareness for Actors: Alexander Technique Part ii
If you’ve taken Awareness for Actors: Alexander Technique and you’ve discovered the importance of how you use yourself as an actor, and your self-awareness has heightened, then this class is for you! We will be exploring scene work, monologues and self-exploration in performance. Be prepared to collaborate and take your performances to the next level all while applying what you know of the Alexander Technique and the importance of better use of your body, breath and voice.
FREEDOM TO ACT CONFERENCE on acting and the Alexander Technique
January 10-12, 2020 in New York City
Confidence for Actors with Morgan Rysdon
Whether self-taping, going in for a cold reading or networking, your presence speaks louder than anything else. The way you feel about yourself is always being communicated to others (and yourself!) whether you’re aware of it or not. In this interactive 2-hour workshop you will gain tools to bring out your best authentic and confident self to any occasion. Learn the things that are potentially preventing you from showing up with poise and presence. Take away skills to find your confidence from a comfortable (and easeful) place. Come prepared to be curious, open, and engaged.