Freedom to ACT: 2018
Conference on Acting & the Alexander Technique
January 5-7th, 2018 - New York, NY
Developed by: Belinda Mello and Ann Rodiger
Join us for the 7th year of Freedom to Act. We are pleased to offer workshops, presentations, and lively discussions with familiar and new presenters. The conference includes a performance and brunch on Sunday, January 7.
The Actor’s Preparation: Building Roles and Daily Practice
When preparing for a role or for an audition, the Alexander Technique is an important tool for actors to bring into rehearsal, performance and daily life.
Actors rely on Alexander Technique to support them in releasing blocks and in building varied and risky characters. For their own well-being Actors use AT to develop resilience in body, breath and imagination.
This conference is for actors who are curious about the Alexander Technique and want to deepen their connection to this work. For those who teach, coach and support performing artists, this conference is designed to inform, inspire, and provide community.
Workshops and Presentations
Choose from a varied schedule of workshops that will address the actor’s work in the studio, on stage or screen.
All levels of experience are welcome!
Pre-Conference for AT Teachers & Trainees (Friday) Fee: $75
Conference Registration Fee:
By December 1: $260
After December 1: $285
Students (with current ID):
Registration by December 1: $175
Registration after December 1: $200
Student pay-by-session: $40
Conference Registration Fee includes attendance at Friday night events, one workshop in each of the 6 sessions, as well as the closing meeting.
Pre-Conference Workshop is not included in Conference Registration Fee.
Full Schedule Info:
Saturday Registration located at:
Balance Arts Center, 34 W. 28th St., 3rd floor
Balance Arts Center, 34 W 28th St. 3rd floor
Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 26th St. 6th floor
Episcopal Actors’ Guild, 1 E. 29th St., 2nd floor
Opera America, 330 7th Ave
Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave., 4th floor
Balance Arts Center