Viewpoints - acting teacher

I love actors. I have been teaching actors since 1983, in Buffalo, New York, and in Cincinnati, Ohio at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) since 1993. Actors are brave, and powerful, and they light up the world with brave truths.

I first studied with Anne Bogart and the SITI Co. in 1997, and I have been teaching Viewpoints Training ever since. I start every class by saying that actors need to be OPEN. And PRESENT. And GROUNDED. I love sharing the core principles of Viewpoints Training, powerful building blocks for artists learning to create in our visual culture. I have been a lifelong student of movement-based actor training and directing.

I would love to teach VIEWPOINTS TRAINING to actors in your city, in your theatre company, in your school. Send me a note using CONTACT ME and we’ll dream of the possibilities. I can help your cast, your students, or your theatre company learn the tools to create a powerful ensemble in possession of the tools to make them strong creative artists. I am available for master classes and intensives and residencies. Send me a note if you would like me to work with your actors, whether in a 3 hour intensive, an all day retreat, or a series of classes throughout a week.

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I have continued to study with the internationally acclaimed director Anne Bogart and members of the Saratoga International Theatre Institute in New York and Los Angeles for the past two decades. I have taught Viewpoints master classes in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Nairobi, Kenya, Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia, Beijing, China and across the US.

In 2011 I travelled to Nairobi, Kenya with students from CCM to work with the Great Globe Project and the Dadaab Theatre Project to create original theatre with refugees from the Dadaab Refugee Camp. We worked through diverse languages and cultures (Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia) and created an original piece called The Collapsible Space Between Us for World Refugee Day. In 2015 I returned to Kenya as a Fulbright Scholar and taught at Kenyatta University in Nairobi. My research included the expression of identity in original work, resulting in a devised theatre piece called Kumi Na Mbili (Twelve in Kiswahili) which was then filmed on a rooftop in Nairobi.