Classes + Coaching
My teaching joins body awareness and movement with deep textual inquiry in the pursuit of storytelling. Those who work with me walk away with a strong personal connections , a clear sense of their text, as well as the fulfillment of honing their own artistic practice.
After first training as a movement and text teacher, and then completing my MFA, I offered my first independent class in 2020. It's called ZmActing, and you can learn about it here. plans are afoot to offer this class, as well as ZmActing 2.0, in 2021
In addition to traditional classes and coaching, I also offer guidance in walking your unique path as an artist. With a focus on classical work, this is a way to not only grow as an actor but to explore larger questions about this form, make decisions as you move through the industry, and seek where your Self encounters your Artist.
So if you...
have an upcoming audition
got a note from your director that you just can't quite parse on your own
are prepping for a role
want to explore a particular element of Shakespeare's cannon
are considering a career recalibration
feel more frustrated than fulfilled with your practice or career
just wanna chat about being a human who makes art
...drop me a line and we'll see if it's a fit!
"Sarah was a huge help to me as I was prepping to play Juliet. She has an intuitive sense of what things to try and how to play with the text; her spending even an hour with me felt familiar and and knowledgable. Working with Sarah on Shakespeare is a dream because her experience with text is excellent and she really knows what she’s doing. Her guidance was invaluable, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an acting coach! "
I learn as much from those I teach as they do from me. Otherwise, I'm doing something wrong. This is my guiding principle as I work to recognize my privilege and amplify the voices and experiences of those less listened to, whether in the classroom, rehearsal room, staff meetings, one-on-one sessions, and beyond.
Academy for Classical Acting
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