Dossy Peabody receiving the first Elliot Norton award for Outstanding Actress with Elliot Norton and Julie Harris

Dossy Peabody

Acting Coach

Award Winning Actor

Accepting the first
Elliot Norton Award for
Outstanding Actress in Boston

with Elliot Norton and Julie Harris

Accepting the first
Elliot Norton Award
For Outstanding Actress
in Boston

Robert Walsh and Dossy Peabody in Gloucester Stage Company’s ‘Two for the Seesaw’

Two for the Seesaw

By William Gibson

Directed by
Grey Johnson

Robert Walsh

Dossy Peabody

Gloucester Stage Company

‘Key Exchange‘ at Gloucester Stage Company directed by John Fogle with Tom Bloom Dossy Peabody

Key Exchange

By Kevin Wade

Tom Bloom


Directed by
John Fogle

At Gloucester Stage, ‘Where’s Boston’,
and Theatre-By-The-Sea

Dossy Peabody and Tony Estrella directed by Kate Snodgrass in ‘Love in the Gulf’ at Boston Playwright’s Theatre

Love in the Gulf

by Joyce Van Dyke

Directed by Kate Snodgrass

Siblings on vacation
observing their parents

Tony Estrella

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre

Elliot Norton award for outstanding actress in Gloucester Stage Company’s ‘A Widow’Blind Date’

“Whenever I’m asked about acting coaches in the area, I recommend Dossy Peabody first and foremost.  Always.”

Kate Snodgrass
Artistic Director
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre



Widow’s Blind Date

Written and Directed
by Israel Horovitz

Outstanding Actress

Elliot Norton Award

Gloucester Stage Company


Tom Bloom

Paul O’Brien

Dossy_Peabody and Robert Downey Jr on set of “In Dreams”



Robert Downey Jr.

In Dreams

Dossy Peabody and Paula Plum appearing in “Mermaids”

Dossy Peabody and Paula Plum
    on the set of Mermaids

Directed by Richard Benjamin
     with Cher, Bob Hoskins,
        Winona Ryder (1990)

Dossy Peabody winner of Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress


1990 Elliot Norton Awards

 Elliot Norton

Robert Morse

Sandra Shipley

Elliot Norton

Julie Harris

Jeremiah Kissel


The Crucible

Directed by
Nicholas Hytner



Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder
Paul Scofield, Joan Allen,
Bruce Davison, diverse others

Dossy Peabody Coaching Actors on the Boston North Shore

“Dossy is an incredibly unique teacher. Not only does she possess incredible acting and directing talents, but she has a deep understanding and commitment to the psychological aspects of acting ... ”

Phyliss Rittner

Dossy Peabody Coaching Actors on the Boston North Shore

Broadway Review
Directed by
Mickey Coburn
The Acting Place

* During our national health emergency, I will be offering coaching sessions remotely. Email me for details:

"Dossy Peabody - Boston area acting coach

Photo by Tom Bloom

Dossy Peabody / Award Winning Actor (Elliot Norton) and Acting Teacher (Emerson College) /
Coaching Actors through out Boston
and Boston’s North Shore

An award winning actor (Elliot Norton Award ’90) and acting teacher (Outstanding Teacher ’08 - Emerson College), Dossy Peabody coaches both professional and non-professional actors of all ages.

Over the years, Dossy’s actors have been and are being accepted to some of the best graduate and undergraduate training programs in the country.

They are being cast in productions at such regional theaters as Trinity Rep, Merrimack Rep, Gloucester Stage, Speakeasy, Lyric Stage, Actors’ Shakespeare, New Rep, Boston Playwrights’, A.R.T. & Huntington. In addition, her actors are auditioning for, and getting cast in, films & television at CP Casting, Boston Casting, Paradice Casting, & Slate Casting.

Her actors are applying to theatre schools, preparing audition monologues, working on stage and film roles, or simply studying the craft and art of acting to develop and expand their skills.

Dossy coaches singing actors who want to explore the lyrics to enhance and energize their performance, as well professionals from other fields who feel they might benefit either professionally or personally from her coaching.

For those students who are unable to meet in person, and who are established clients, a coaching session through skype is possible as well.

From Kate Snodgrass
Artistic Director
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre:

“Whenever I'm asked about acting coaches in the area, I recommend Dossy Peabody first and foremost. Always.”

"She's a gifted actor herself. She's been in two of my plays, so I know firsthand. She's so good that the Boston Theatre Critics opted to recognize her with their very first Elliot Norton Outstanding Actor Award."

"And what she does on stage, she brings to her coaching sessions. I know it when actors have worked with Dossy because they're honest and true in their responses. They're all about the work, not about showing me how talented they are. They're professional. I want to watch actors like Dossy--who can live out their characters truthfully, who make intelligent and spontaneous choices, and who have a seriousness of purpose. Dossy brings those qualities and more to her coaching. She's very simply the best."

Movie clips below of Dossy Peabody appearing In Dreams, Mermaids, The Crucible, and Meet The Mobsters with Robert Downey Jr., Cher, Bob Hoskins, Paul Scofield, Daniel Day Lewis, Winona Ryder, John Fiore, Richard Snee and Lonnie Farmer.