Coaching the Actor

Coaching the Actor

Dossy Peabody offers year round private coaching sessions and consultations:

1) Intensive one on one work on your audition monologue or scene

2) Consultations on next steps, networking, headshots, resumés

Dossy offers mini sessions to work on scenes with two people. For those of you who haven't worked with me:

The style of the creative process in class is collaborative, individualized and intuitive; an integration of different methods and influences.

The goals, among other things: authenticity, connection, concentration, simplicity, sincerity, openness, spontaneity, specificity, ease, imagination, present moment, presence, confidence, expansion, action/reaction/listening, language, voice, movement.

Creative acting is at once personal and public; a process of getting to know yourself (your many colorful parts), playing imaginatively, being present, and with your voice, body, heart and mind, telling others a story. Imaginative, Intelligent, Intuituve.

The nature of the workshops: Supportive and invigorating; Creatively collaborative; Fun yet challenging. Focus on the basics of good acting.

Techniques: Include improvisational exercises, and creative techniques, which develop acting skills, provide ways to rehearse scenes and monologues, and integrate and inspire the mind, body and imagination.

Boston acting lessons

Dossy Peabody - Boston area
acting teacher, coach, trainer for acting classes


The Process

Dossy works one-on-one with you in a safe, supportive environment. Focusing on authenticity, and specificity, she helps you with monologues or scenes for stage or film auditions. Or she guides you in creating a part for a film or a play.

Although Brenda Ueland wrote the following words for writers, they also sum up what Dossy feels is the actor's work:

"We (artists) must try to find our True Conscience, our True Self, the very Center, for this is the only first-rate choice-making center. Here lies all originality, talent, honour, truthfulness, courage and cheerfulness."