Introduction to Physical Acting

Act (verb): to behave or conduct oneself in a particular fashion

Physical Acting is an approach that combines play, imagination, and action to create an exciting performance.  This workshop focuses on the questions “What are you doing?” and “How are you doing what you are doing?” .  These questions create clear action and are filled with qualities of the character to make every moment full.   We explore the difference between blocking and action as well as learning how to create exciting action sequences to tell the story with creating behavior and responses to tell the story of the play.

Participants will:

  • Learn a sequence of actions, or “action score” from a moment in a play
  • Explore making their own “action score”
  • Apply the score to a scene in the workshop as well as creating their own variation!

Workshop Details:

This workshop requires a minimum of 1 hour, but can be expanded to a longer session or series of classes based on your needs. We need an open (unobstructed) space that will accommodate your whole class moving at once. No preparation needed!  I’ll provide the context for the scene work within the workshop.  Typically I choose moments from classical plays but we can explore options to best fit your needs.

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Want to chat about this workshop? Reach out to me at for a quick response! Our first conversation is on the house and you will not be under any financial obligation until we have agreed on all of the details.