Teacher, Coach, Mentor
Theatre is a transformative art – physically, emotionally, spiritually – and at the same time it is also profoundly humanizing. Theatre asks the big questions about what it means to be human. My pedagogical strategies are driven by my desire to awaken and activate students to connect to themselves, as well as with ideas, places, people and events through empathy – to make room for the possibility of transformation. I am committed to helping students discover where their individual inspiration lies, while also providing the skills and tools necessary to imagine, trust, and respect their craft.
Are you having trouble connecting to a character? Let's work together to discover where this character lives in you. I will take you through character investigations from both an internal and external perspective, so that both worlds can work together in creating a fully realized and embodied character.
Voice & Speech
Do you feel disconnected from your voice? from your body? Or maybe you need a better understanding of an accent or dialect for an upcoming project? Breath is the key to accessing emotional impulse. Using Linklater based exercises, we will unlock the voice that is already within you, so that you can communicate efficiently, effectively, and in a way that is authentic to you.
My approach to musical theatre technique is a marriage of text and song - the words inform the music and vice versa. Together, we will explore the emotional life of the character through the lyrics text and learn how the melody supports the character's journey. I can help you navigate difficult musical passages with technical precision while keeping you engaged and invested with the emotional arc of the story.
"I learned so much more than I thought I would, and tapped into a deep passion that I had been putting aside for far too long. Brittany gave me the skills and the confidence to put myself out there...
I'm a better actor and better person because of [Brittany's] teachings. [She] encouraged me to always dig deeper and find that connection. Brittany is an amazing teacher and a wonderful person."
E.P., Actor, Pittsburgh
"I loved how Brittany was able to use different techniques to engage and activate different people in the room - she got to know each of us personally and found what we needed for individual inspiration. She really pushes you to do your best possible work without making it seem like work."
D.S., College Actor
"As a coach, Brittany's feedback is amazing! Her instructions and explanations are clear, specific, and extremely beneficial. The environment she creates allows you to be ridiculous and courageous without fear of judgement"
L.T., Actor/Singer, NYC