Although she is based at The Guildhall in London, while in the United States, Patsy Rodenburg teaches exclusively at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.  For more information on her classes and Michael Howard Studios, visit


    with Patsy Rodenburg



Michael Howard Studios

October 2017

LEVEL I: October 12 - 14

9 am - 6 pm daily


For those who have not yet studied with Patsy, or those looking for a refresher.  Level One helps take the fear out of approaching Shakespeare, incorporating significant group and solo voice work, culminating in one-on-one monologue work.  Prior voice training and knowledge of Shakespeare is required.

Headshot/Resume Submission required for consideration.

LEVEL II:  October 15 - 17

9 am - 6 pm daily


Level Two continues the work of Level One, incorporating group and ensemble work with an emphasis on Patsy’s Second Circle exercises, diving deeper into text analysis and character development.

Although not required, we believe taking all three intensives in sequence will heighten the work and create the most artistically fulfilling experience for the actor. 

Headshot/Resume Submission required for consideration

Actors must have recently participated in Level I to apply for Level II.

LEVEL III: October 18 - 21 

9 am - 6 pm daily


For those ready to apply Patsy’s work to a full length play, Level Three takes the ensemble aspect of Patsy’s work and culminates in a presentation of one Shakespeare play.  This four day intensive focuses on ensemble, heightened text, and character development and is for actors ready to take their work to the highest level.

Headshot/Resume Submission required for consideration.

Actors must have recently participated in past Levels I & II in order to apply in Level III. 



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£900 + VAT (not including travel or accommodation, including lunch for both days.)


The course is designed for particpants who have previously attended a workshop in Portugal with Patsy.

The Advanced Workshop will:

-Intensify Presence work- to build a powerful ensemble

-Stretch the voice, its range, and clarity of diction and flow of speech

-Work on Speaking and thinking simultaneously. Being in the moment.

-There will be a deeper exploration of rhetoric. The forms and concrete language that humanize our experiences.

Participants will do the above by actively presenting a Shakespeare play.




Saturday, September 23 - Monday, September 25, 2017

£800 + VAT (not including travel or accommodation, including lunch each days.)


Patsy Rodenburg’s intensive 3-day course on voice, presence and ethical leadership is based around her extensive knowledge of classical texts. The aim of the course is to engage in not only connected speech and presence, but to provoke meaningful debate on the good use of power (a concept which lies at the heart of all Classical Greek and Shakespearean text) and to reflect upon how these principles should be applied today. As every actor will tell you, to speak a classical text with conviction requires the highest level of technical skill as well as a superbly disciplined mind that can own the structures of rhetoric and vivid, personal language. Participants can expect to begin to master the ability to inspire and move any audience through the spoken word, and in this way, learn how to become a more effective communicator and leader.

Day 1:  Voice (body breath voice & speech); Presence work; Formal presentation. At the end of the day you are given a relevant excerpt/speech of Shakespeare to work on.

Day 2. Language & Structure. You will examine the speech and practise techniques to own and realise the text; Structure & sequence work; Storytelling; Imaginative/imagery & creative work to own the words; Rhythm/pace; Individual work to own one thought.

Day 3. Each participant works with PR on their speech; Masterclass; Moral debate on the issues of language and text

To register, email us at or call is at 212-645-1525