With a background in classical to physical theatre, I like to work from the feet up and also with breath. An actor must be true not only to the character’s words but also to his/her movements. The physical inspires the verbal and visa versa. I adjust and work with different exercises to fit the individual or group.
My experience ranges, for example, from acting outdoors, with and without microphones, to teaching non-verbal expression to opera singers at the Opera Academy to coaching Danish actors in English.
“Coaching” is the best word to describe how I direct. I like to work kinestetically with the “players” to bring out the story. Taking my inspiration first from the text and then the actors, I weave the movement together so that the actors’ movements feel natural and the text comes alive.
I direct both indoor and outdoor theatre productions and events, as well as choreograph fight scenes.