Classes + Coaching
As an instructor, I join physical awareness with detailed text work in pursuit of clear, expressive, and vibrant storytelling. Those who work with me walk away with a clear sense of their text, strong personal connection, physical availability, and the fulfillment of honing their artistic practice.
As I completed my MFA during the pandemic, I offered my first independent class, called ZmActing. It was not just an online class but one in which we specifically asked how to make compelling work while at home and on screen. In each of its two sessions, participants and I explored how to bring our physical life to and through the screen in search of new ways to tell stories on live virtual platforms.
In addition to teaching, I also offer individual coaching. Working together provides an opportunity not only to expand your craft, but to examine how you move through the industry.
have an upcoming audition
got a note from your director that you can't quite parse
are prepping for a gig
want to explore a particular element of Shakespeare's work
need a career recalibration
feel more frustrated than fulfilled with your practice
just wanna chat about being a human who makes theater
...drop me a line and we'll get started!
"Sarah has an intuitive sense of what things to try and how to play with the text. Working with her 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 the individuals I teach as they do from me, if not more. This is my guiding principle as I work to recognize my privilege and amplify the voices and experiences of those who have been marginalized by our systemically prejudiced industry. As a beneficiary of the current system, I am committed to confronting injustices within and beyond my theatrical lineage as I consider my role in the future of education in this art form and how I might be of support to BIPOC, queer, body diverse, and neurodivergent artists and students.
Academy for Classical Acting
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