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 www.michaelhowardstudios.com

MASTER CLASSES

    with Patsy Rodenburg

 

SHAKESPEARE’S HEIGHTENED LANGUAGE

Michael Howard Studios


October, 2019

January, 2020

March, 2020

June, 2020



THE RIGHT TO SPEAK 


October 12 - 14

January 11 - 13

March 7 - 9

June 19 - 21


9 am - 6 pm daily


$950

This three-day workshop will guide you to rediscover your powerful and free natural voice. The focus of this workshop is attention to the actor’s craft, which will enable you to understand and correct habits that can inhibit your fundamental ability to communicate. Patsy will guide you through an intensive introduction to centered body and breath as well as her innovative Second Circle Presence work.


SPEAKING SHAKESPEARE


October 15 - 17

January 14 - 16

March 10 - 12

July 11 - 13


9 am - 6 pm daily

$950

This three-day workshop will introduce you to Shakespeare as the spoken word. Patsy will apply her Second Circle Presence work into Shakespeare’s text. This course will teach you how Shakespeare’s forms (structure and flow) serve to release meaning and content, and how this language creates character and emotional depth. Through this process, each actor can find the passion and power of speech and build this aspect of the craft within his or her own voice.


SECOND CIRCLE

October 18 - 20

January 17 - 19

March 13 - 15


9am - 6pm daily

$950

This three-day workshop will empower your deepest connection of Presence within yourself and the Ensemble. you will develop a profound understanding of your habits concerning your body, breath, and voice, and the tensions that take you out of your natural presence. In her most advanced Workshop yet, Patsy will guide you to practically apply Second Circle presence in every stage of your process.


Please submit your headshot and resume for consideration.

PORTUGAL WORKSHOPS



LEVEL I - PRESENCE,  IMPACT & VOICE WORKSHOP


Friday, September 6th - Sunday, September 8th, 2019


£1,150 (Includes VAT and lunch each day, but not the cost of participant travel and accommodation)

 

In this 3-day workshop, participants will investigate and develop greater “Presence” through a technical process of greater self-awareness. Patsy Rodenburg will reveal the concept of the three circles of energy and how all human energy moves.


First Circle - the circle of self and withdrawal.


Second Circle - the energy of connecting where your energy is focused and where you react and communicate best.


Third Circle - the circle where all your energy is outward, nonspecific and not targeted.


Practical exercises that employ the body, breath and voice will show participants how to improve communication and presentation skills as well as understanding how best to engage with others:


  1. Body - we will look at how you create a naturally placed and connected body so that your energy moves through you with ease and authenticity. 


  1. Breathing – correct breathing is crucial to both communication and leadership. Patsy will explore how breathing in a natural way will ensure you are both present and powerful.


  1. Voice, clarity and delivery - In this workshop we look at the importance of speaking with a natural voice which is direct, clear, free and connected.



There will be individual speech work, using classical texts, and participants can expect to master the ability to inspire and move any audience through the spoken word.






LEVEL 2 - PRESENCE, IMPACT & VOICE WORKSHOP


Friday, September 13th - Sunday, September 15th, 2019


£1,150 (Includes VAT and lunch each day, but not the cost of participant travel and accommodation)


In this 3-day workshop, participants will delve deeper in the techniques and exercises found in Level 1 (see above). 


Participants will learn to speak with greater impact, employing the tools of the three circles of energy, together with their own heightened self-awareness, to discover the power and impact they can have through understanding their own body, breath and voice, and the connection that exists between them. 


There will be individual speech work, using classical texts, and participants can expect to master the ability to inspire and move any audience through the spoken word.


This workshop is open to participants who have taken the Level 1 workshop and/or have worked with Patsy in the past and have covered the contents Level 1.