TEACHING ARTIST

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Here you can find workshops I have developed and offer as a freelance teaching artist. I am available for building new workshops, collaborations, and available to travel. 

SPECIALTIES AND AREAS OF INTEREST:

- Ensemble Building

- Character Creation Through Physicality

- Lecoq Pedagogy

- Viewpoints Pedagogy

- Physical Storytelling

- Physical Improvisation

- Expressive Artmaking

- Process-Oriented Explorations

For more information on my history working with institutions, please check out my Curriculum Vitae below.

To book a workshop or for inquiries, please use the Contact button below.

Workshops

 

 

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Product? That's for the birds.
Disposable Art 
1 hour, virtual and in person
all ages

Process over product.  Students are led through a series of tactile and writing exercises to unleash creative juices without the pressure to end with a final product. Great for emerging artists in all mediums, and seasoned artists looking to tap into their mojo.

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Listen with the whole body
Intro to Viewpoints

90 minutes, in person
ages 16+

This exploratory workshop takes students through the journey of the 9 Viewpoints and leads them to discover the drives behind their own impulses. A series of physical exercises engages students and encourages limiting language, physical storytelling, and listening with the whole body. Excellent exploration for actors and creators who have a tough time getting out of their head.

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Back to Basics
Body Awareness and Kinesthetic Response
1 hour, virtual
ages 16+

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In this workshop we get back into our bodies through a series of individual and group exercises, all from the comfort of your own home. Taking notice of how and why the body moves, students will practice learning and listening with their bodies to ultimately create short collaborative physical stories. Good for emerging  and seasoned performers alike. 

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Create something out of nothing
Fixed Point
3-part series, 1 hour each, virtual, ages 16+

Fixed Point brings to life imaginary objects, people and spaces. A series of physical exercises designed to hone your skills in creating something out of nothing. Performers with at least some experience will get the most out of this workshop.

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Improvisation Reimagined

EXPLORING STORY THROUGH PHYSICALITY

1 hour or 2 hour sessions
live or virtual
ages 14+

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This workshop uses principles of devising, improv and physical theatre to encourage physical storytelling. The workshop utilizes various physical theatre exercises, mainly "Open Canvas" -- an ensemble physical improvisation based on a theme. Variations are endless and students are encouraged to use the camera and uniqueness of their space to their advantage (in virtual workshops) to explore in surprising and exciting ways. Students do not need any formal theatrical training to participate and get use out of this class; all skill levels are welcome and encouraged!

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Attack your character from the outside in
Seven Levels of Tension

90 minutes, live or virtual

ages 16+

This introductory workshop into Lecoq technique allows students to play with physicality and body tension as a means to creating full and exciting characters. 

Students will be led through the Seven Levels of Tension with opportunities to improvise and play between levels, as well as working with push/pull.