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Morgan Rysdon

Morgan Rysdon
Georgia, USA

Teaching Actors: Design Group Classes that Inspire

Many actors are highly trained to analyze the text of a script, to understand characters and scenes, and to recognize subtle nuances of subtext between different characters. However, what should they do with their body, breath, and voice when embodying a character?
Too often actors experience moments of tension, rigidity, and stress while performing. That’s where the Alexander Technique can help actors develop their kinesthetic awareness, discover habits of their physical body, and foster better alignment. 
In this interactive workshop, I will be sharing the group exercises I use in my classes that best engage students, and result in significant changes in the actor’s performances. 
My group classes are carefully created with the intention of being inclusive, safe spaces, for my students to learn (free of judgement) so that they can become more familiar with their body, breath, and voice. I incorporate my experience with the Allyship Training program to guarantee each group class is set up with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. I will share ways in which I have structured and taught—since that training—to create optimal learning opportunities for everyone in my group classes.
Please come prepared to perform and have fun! 

About Morgan Rysdon

Morgan Rysdon is a nationally certified Alexander Technique teacher and founder of Center Studio. She has a private practice in Atlanta, NYC, and online where she helps individuals elevate their performances on stage, at work, and in life.

Her teaching is focused on improving the overall function of an individual’s mind, body, breath, and voice—as well as helping those struggling with chronic pain, injury, stress, and/or anxiety.

Morgan has a BA in Theatre with a focus on Acting and Performance. In 2011, she gained her teaching certification from The American Center for the Alexander Technique in NYC. Since then, she’s gone on to teach her work both nationally and internationally—teaching private lessons, group classes, and workshops that improve others’ self-awareness, self-confidence, and poise.

In 2019 she started her YouTube channel to help share this work with a larger audience. In 2020 she completed the Alliance Theatre’s Allyship Training program designed to educate teaching artists to better acknowledge and embrace differences in identity and how to establish a culture of equity, inclusion, and justice in all areas of their lives. Since then, Morgan has been implementing—and expanding on—what she learned from this training.


See also: Morgan Rysdon – Presenter Detail Page

Wednesday, 24 August 2022
10:30 h - 11:45 h (10.30am-11.45am)
Main Building
Floor: 7.OG (7th floor)
Room: H 7112

Performance/Music/Acting/Voice||Practical Teaching Skills||AT Games||Communication/Verbal Skills||DEI – Diversity/Equity/Inclusion



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