Working with Actors ~ Workshop with Kate Kelly

Date(s) - Sat, 28th Apr 2018
10:30 AM till 3:30 PM

Alexander Technique Centre

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Working with Actors ‘Before the Curtain opens’ with Kate Kelly.

Saturday 28th April, 10:30 am – 3:30pm. Lunch 1pm-2pm.

Everything a performer enacts on stage is rooted in the everyday experience of their attitudes and habits, movement and speech. These can be questioned and addressed when working with actors ‘before the curtain opens’. Then a unique opportunity presents itself for both performer and teacher to unmask qualities and support sensitivities that provide creative inspiration. All AT teachers can give informed lessons to actors. This workshop will also benefit those who would like a ‘refresher’ in teaching actors.

The following practices, discussions, sharing & games will be covered:

  • Stimulus, Stopping & Spontaneity
  • The performers best friend
  • Breath, Roses & Ribs
  • “I’m not a voice teacher but…”
  • The interrupted process (misunderstandings)
  • Listening to thought
  • “I have a problem with my shoulders”
  • Seeing the funny side
  • Imagination without imagery

5 (+) hours including 1 hour lunch. £60.00. To book please email us.

Maximum participants 12 minimum 6


Kate worked as an Actor after University in Belfast and trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art London. For nine years her acting took her around the UK & Ireland and to the Netherlands where she was part of the International theatre research group Kiss touring a 24 hour show based on Dante’s ‘Divine comedy’. Her encounters with the Roy Hart Theatre in France led to a collaboration with Ivan Midderigh of the RHT over several years culminating in the creation of Hart training a company combining Theatre and Alexander based courses for Organisations & Business’s around the world.

Since completing her training at CTC in 1988 Kate has consistently worked with individual Actors in Ireland & the UK and spent 25 years as an AT teacher in four different drama schools in Dublin and London.

In the last 5 years she has been bringing the energy and direction of this work into ‘mainstream’ Alexander teaching with both her approach to AT and voice in training schools and the workshop for AT teachers “Step up with your voice” (Galway, Vienna, London, Montreal) as well as completing her book for Actors, Before the Curtain Opens, to be published by Triarchy press Summer 2018.