“I feel this class was most helpful in terms of the structure of feedback. It is structured in a way that made the students feel safe but still able to discern what aspects were working well and what could continue to be developed.”
“She was terrific, supportive, encouraging, and smart.”
“More than met my expectations. I don't know how it could have been more rewarding. Rebecca is generous in her comments and feedback and encourages others to be the same.”
“Seeing how each class member approached an exercise was wonderful and inspirational. Broke me out of my own internal restrictions.”
“This class was really great and was very powerful for my life as an artist. The class ... challenged the way I think about my voice and forced me to really connect with my body. Rebecca was absolutely fabulous. Her enthusiasm was truly an inspiration. The whole class was active and in the body. I really, really, really hope I have the chance to work with her and learn from her again.”
“One of the best classes and instructors I have ever experienced. (And I’m no kid.)"
“I have written a number of plays already, and I still learned a lot. I came up with a story I'm not sure I would have thought of on my own.”
“Rebecca is a very sensitive, very open, very kind instructor who believed in knowing who we are as people. She believed that influenced our writing and POV. Boy was she right! I learned a ton.”
“The class far exceeded my expectations, surmounted my highest hopes. My co-writers were diverse but uniformly serious and skillful.”
“How can I count the ways? Safe but rigorous, opened so many creative doors for me. Very intriguing and helpful exercises. Smart, literate instructor. Great, great class.”
“I’m not a playwright as the whole thing was new. Many of the techniques Rebecca used and the approaches, particularly to character, are transferable.”
“Ways of working, approach to organizing, structuring, thinking about playwriting.”
“Really enjoyed it. Made me notice my voice in everyday life and gave me tools I can use to open my voice up. I understand the importance of the voice now."
“The context and the collaborative teaching method have expanded my world.”
“The work learned and explored in this class is vital to all theater and voice students. For such a short class the outcomes were/are highly beneficial. Breathe and relax any tension, warming up is critical – only fragments of what I’ve learned with this work.”
“One of my fav. classes ... one of the most practical and educational classes I’ve taken. Rebecca was very kind and very cool and very serious about our learning. A+.”
“She is wonderful and puts her heart and soul into giving us knowledge about acting."
“Rebecca has made my acting experience amazing, and I will miss her teaching.”
“Thursday we did scene work, which was absolutely fabulous. It got me totally and completely free and my focus line was oh so clear. I am so very honored to have worked with Rebecca.... She is very skilled at not only helping us release our voices but she also puts us in our bodies ready to throw action. Last week was a week of freedom and growth. Thanks Ms. Rebecca!”
“The partner stuff we did on Thursday was incredible. I feel after this week I have stronger sense of my need to be kinder to my body--to give my body a gift every now and then. So often I go straight into Destructuring. I forget to bring a sense of ease with me.”
"It was really useful to me to do an exercise that required such specific and subtle listening to my partner. And not just the hearing kind of listening, whole body listening, like we strive for in scenework. In order to successfully help him I had to be paying attention to his breath, how his muscles moved, his shifts in weight and effort, and let that inform how I dealt with his body. This was excellent practice for the rehearsal we had scheduled for right after voice class. In that rehearsal I felt like I was so much more in tune with what he was doing, and that my responses were based strictly off of what he was giving me, and that was really exciting.”
"I was discovering new moments in my scene while also feeling grounded. I found myself not trying so much, which resulted in more breathing (I've noticed that if I try too hard in a scene I generally forget to breathe).”
"I absolutely loved the warm-ups we did before going into the tremor work. It made me engage the muscles so that I could release them within the positions. I think it is incredibly beneficial.”
“It all worked. I learned something new in every class.”
"It was made very apparent to me that my partner actually can affect the very way that I breathe during the scene as well as how my body tenses up or releases tension. It was good to focus on our work through an emphasis on physicality with the voice. I found that to be very helpful as well as instructional so that I now know one way that I am able to work further on a scene with my partners.”
"Rebecca was so amazing and really jump-started our interest. She’s so inspiring. Rebecca ... made the class more exciting and more challenging at the same time."
“I loved Rebecca. She was by far one of the best teachers I have ever had."
“I was able to achieve a relaxation that I hadn't been able to before. I could really feel myself more open and available. My ribs felt like they had more room to expand laterally since my spine was a little more aligned."
“Rebecca has excellent time management. She is able to work on every scene a good amount of time, while keeping everyone involved. She has an amazing ability to greatly transform and improve any scene.”
“Fabulous teacher and human being. Made me feel like my work was going somewhere. So supportive and understanding.”
"Rebecca is so enthusiastic about this. She makes us care about it as much as she does.”
“Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Thank you so much for all your knowledge you have shared, it really has enhanced my ways of approaching the art of drama. I am able to use the experiences from this class, which is awesome! Thank you again!”
“She was awesome and always so understanding. Rebecca was a person who you could talk to and she made learning about technique fun. I loved her!”
"I worked on a monologue and the constant changing of how I did the monologue in accordance to how Rebecca told us to really caused me to discover new actions and breath. I felt something open up in me. Which is awesome because that is really what I’ve been trying to move towards. I let whatever was happening in me move the piece forward, I didn't try to stifle it. It was so freeing."
"I really want to pursue this work more and intertwine it with my own process. We also did some more partner work and we laughed like crazy. I loved the image work that we did I actually used it in my audition. I had a really relaxing week and that allowed me to apply what we are learning in acting to voice class and vice versa.”
“These exercises liberated me in the scene, it made me try things that I had never tried before, it made it loose, which was nice. It also helped me not to fall into the ‘routine’ of the scene; it helped me to see that I could play with the scene in different ways than what I had been doing.”
“She is a wonderful instructor! She is not only an instructor but also a truthful artist, which is so inspiring for undergrads to look up to.”
“She approached the Fitzmaurice technique through a more physically strenuous way. ... my muscles were more alive and warm than other times I've done Fitzmaurice. It really helped me to push my body just enough to get it moving and loose so that the tremor positions had more of an effect on me. Working with my scene partner was helpful too in trying out specific listening. ...Even though there were people all around us making noise and moving about, I wasn't distracted by them as I usually was. It was a very cool experience.”
“We worked in a heart-focused way, which I enjoyed. It helped me to focus on being open, released, and soft - and slowed down, in a helpful way."
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