Awareness for Actors: Alexander Technique

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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.

Tuition: $150
Meets 2 sessions - Maximum of 12 Students
Duration: 3 hours

Meet the Teacher

Morgan Rysdon

Morgan Rysdon

Morgan Rysdon is a nationally certified Alexander Technique teacher and founder of Center Studio. With an active private practice in New York City and Atlanta, she helps actors, singers and dancers elevate their performances as well as recover from chronic pain, injury, stress and anxiety. She holds a BA in acting and performing and spent time acting professionally in Chicago working at theaters such as Victory Gardens Theatre, The Redmoon Theatre Company and The Hypocrites among others. She gained her teaching certification from The American Center for the Alexander Technique in NYC. Committed to helping others, Morgan teaches private lessons and group classes with a focus on building self-awareness, self-confidence and poise through improving the overall function of an individuals mind, body, breath and voice. Since relocating to Atlanta in 2018 she has taught at the Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theater and Actors Express among others.

Alliance Theatre

The Alliance Theatre is the lead producing theatre in the Southeast, creating the powerful experience of shared theatre for diverse people on two stages. We value excellence, pursued with integrity and creativity, and achieved through collaboration. We deliver powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply.
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