Classes & Workshops
As an acting teacher, Madison pulls from years of training in performance, teaching, and creation to create engaging and effective courses and workshops that are tailored to participants and organizational goals.
Madison teaches hard skills of acting by fostering important values of acting including generosity, play, deep listening, imagination, and availability. In addition to this, they have extensive experience working with artists who have disabilities. Their teaching is highly influence by Liz Valdez of Concordia University.
Below is a list of recent workshops and classes Madison has taught. If you are interested in her teaching a workshop or class for your organization, please reach out!
Upcoming & Recently Taught
Acting In English
For Monsieurthéâtre.nl, Coming December 2023
This workshop will focus on introducing English acting traditions and approaches to French actors, with the aim to open participants' understanding of what acting can be, and to increase their confidence in acting in English.
Introduction to Performance
For De Voorkamer, Utrecht
September 23, 2023
In this workshop, Madison was invited by artist in residence at De Voorkamer, Jin Xiao Zhou to explore the theme of 'belonging' through performance, and teach participants performance basics. Composition techniques were also taught and practiced during this workshop.
Strengthening the Voice
For Gang of Parrots Improv
April 25, 2023
In this workshop, Madison taught voice techniques to help players be more heard during their performances. We focused on breath support, resonators, directed sound, and other important aspects of voice.
For The Cauldron's performance of 'Spelling Bee'
Using Viewpoints, Laban and some self-developed exercises, Madison worked to get the cast in a place of comfortability, awareness, and listening with one another. Having this cohesion at the beginning of the process proved to be extremely effective.
Creating a Rich Inner Life
For InPlayers, Amsterdam
Coming October 7th, 2023
In this workshop you will focus on: Visualisation, imagination, connecting to scene partners, authenticity and presence. This workshop will be effective in moving actors from "show-ers" to "live-ers"! Sign up here!
The Actor's Toolbox
For InPlayers, Amsterdam
June 3, 2023
This workshop provided actors with practical exercises and tools to reconfigure and expand the way they use their body and voice. Allowing them to more effectively play in rehearsals, bring a character to life, and be generous in any theatre-making processes they engage in.
Love & Information Acting Class
For The Cauldron
February- April 2023
In this 8 week course, Madison taught the fundamentals of acting, ensemble building, scene exploration, and character building. The course culminated in a performance of Caryl Churchill's Love & Information.
Monologue & Audition
For The Cauldron, Amsterdam
Participants brought a monologue to this workshop that they wanted to work on, and Madison led them through a process of analysis, play, character clarification and audition techniques.
Madison skilfully created a comfortable and inspiring environment to learn the basic principles of acting. As a shy person completely new in the realm of acting, I feel like I learned a lot in a very short time!