Workshops and Private Coaching

Mindful Momentum:

 

A Physical Exploration of Intuition and Inner Peace

This 4 session course is guided walking meditation with a creative twist. We will borrow introspective exercises originating in theatre, dance, puppetry, and music for our own personal exploration of self, values, and inspiration. We will focus on listening to our environment, our bodies, and our impulses. We will seek to apply what we’ve heard to our movement, our words, and our thoughts. We will practice in bare feet and loose, comfortable clothing. Come with a warm body and an open heart.

By taking this course, the participant will:

  • Discover personal embodiment for core concepts related to self, values, and inspiration

  • Learn tactics for bringing discovered physicality into your daily life

  • Experience safe, structured exploration of impulse and the release of inhibition

  • Explore the drawing of empowerment from totem objects 

  • Obtain new skills to integrate empowering movement, touch, sounds, and words

 

Details:
This is a 4 session course.  Each session meets for 3 hours.  

Location:
An ideal space for this wokshop is an open floor.  

 

Instructor:
Becky Lane is a native Floridian who loves summer most of all. She has been gaining personal insight through creative practice since she was in middle school. Her formal training includes an MA in Communication where she studied creating social change through entertainment media and an MFA in experimental theatre, where she gathered rare creative processes for generating performance. She has completed training in Laban Movement Analysis, which is a somatic physical practice. Rebekah has taught creativity techniques in a variety of college classes for more than 8 years. With theater, she seeks to join the audience in bridging gaps that inhibit our understanding of our world.

 

 

Additional Workshops*

Workshops described run about 2 hours each.  Workshop contents, duration, and focuses are easily adjusted based on the needs of the ensemble or students.

Viewpoints 

This workshop is excellent as actor training or as a discovery tool for your ensemble.  I lead participants through the Viewpoints process developed by Ann Bogart.  The focus of the exercises can be adjusted based on the needs of the group.

 

Voice and Movement Integration with Viewpoints and Lessac 

In This workshop we explore the possibilities of our bodies and voices through the combined process and vocabulary on the physical aspects of Viewpoints and the tonal approach emphasised by Lessac's voice work.  This workshop is excellent for all levels of performers

 

Puppetry:  Table-top Puppetry

In this workshop participants will build their own table-top style puppet and learn to manipulate it independently and with a group.

 

Object Puppetry Theatre: The Artist's Approach to Research 

This workshop is based on the creative approach of Marionettist Albrecht Rosser.  Participants are led through a process of discovery and reflection.  Exercises begin with study of the physical body and progress to study of objects.  Respect for the material is the major theme emphasised.  

 

Public Speaking:  Delivery Tool Belt 

Participants are led through 6 delivery activities.  Three of the activities relate to physical delivery and three relate to vocal delivery.  Students reflect on what makes each individual skill effective, what they feel they do well, and what options they see for personal improvement.  Additional guidance is provided bt he facilitator.

 

Public Speaking: Structure to help 'em Remember

When I give a presentation, I want my audience to remember what I said.   I'm sure you feel the same way!  In this workshop. participants are introduced to structural components essential for presentations.  We talk about how to craft a strong introduction, how to incorporate repetition without sounding cheesy, and how to wrap your presentation up with a bang.  Participants are asked to bring a sample, personal presentation to work with throughout the workshop.

 

Private Coaching*

I am available for private coaching for both acting and public speaking. 

 

As a speaking coach, I tend to work most with professionals and adults, but I have also had excellent experiences working with high school students.  I coach writing and delivery of the presentation preparation for interviews.  

 

As an acting coach, I focus on developing the actor's ability to offer personal presence and to make clear character choices.  I generally approach physicality first and script analysis second.

I am available for private tutoring through Wyzant:  https://www.wyzant.com/match/tutor/78298490

 *Rates are available upon request.

 

Puppetry Workshop with Valencia College's Actor's Gym: