Physical Theater




This two week course will be an exploration of and immersion into the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and the Viewpoints practice.

Kelly Maurer and Barney O’Hanlon, formerly of the SITI Company, are uniquely qualified to share this work with their decades of experience.

Introducing new Spring programs with  Atlantic faculty members Kelly Maurer and Barney O’Hanlon!

We expect these classes to fill quickly and space is limited.

Almost Full – Apply ASAP!

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Suzuki Viewpoints

may 13 – may 24, 2024


10:00Am – 1:00pm ET


The SUZUKI METHOD is a rigorous physical and vocal discipline which strives to restore the wholeness of the body as a tool of theatrical expression.  Attention is on the lower body and a vocabulary of footwork, sharpening the actor’s breath control, concentration and commitment to each moment.

VIEWPOINTS is a technique of improvisation created by Mary Overlie that deconstructs  the primary materials of performance and performance making into six primary studies: Space, Shape, Time, Emotion, Movement and Story. Studying and practicing the Viewpoints empowers the individual performer in their own creativity while also empowering a group of artists to function together spontaneously and intuitively to create dynamic theatrical experiences in the present moment.

Participants should expect physically demanding and rigorous work in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. Please come dressed to move.

Applications Due Date: March 18

Tuition: $650

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Photograph by Carolina Suarez

Kelly Maurer

Kelly Maurer is a founding member of the SITI Company (artistic director, Anne Bogart). With the company, she has performed in many productions including Bobraushenberamerica and Radio Macbeth. Regionally, Kelly has been seen as Rainbow in Maria Irene Fornes’ And What of the Night and as Hamlet at Stagewest. Internationally, she has toured with director Tadashi Suzuki in the Suzuki Company of Toga’s production of Dionysus. She performed the role of Jolly (as stand-by for Patti Lupone) in The Old Neighborhood (Broadway) and Hermia in Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Playwrights Horizons). Kelly teaches the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and the Viewpoints Training with SITI, Atlantic Acting School, and NYU.

Barney O'Hanlon

Barney O’Hanlon most recently appeared in FALLING & LOVING, SITI Company’s collaboration with Elizabeth Streb’s Extreme Action Company, choreographed by Elizabeth Streb, directed by Anne Bogart. Previously he appeared in SITI Company’s production of The Bacchae at the Guthrie. Also with SITI Company at BAM’s Next Wave: War of the Worlds, bobrauschenbergamerica, Hotel Cassiopeia, Trojan Women, A Rite (with Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company), and Steel Hammer with the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Featured in Ann Hamilton’s Event of the Thread at the Park Avenue Armory. Also at BAM: choreography and performance for Charles L. Mee’s The Glory of The World, directed by Les Waters. Barney choreographed the world premiere of Anne Washburn and Dave Malloy’s musical Little Bunny Foo Foo, directed by Les Waters at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Anne Washburn’s 10 out of 12 at Soho Rep, directed by Les Waters; and Sarah Ruhl’s The Oldest Boy, directed by Rebecca Taichman at Lincoln Center Theater.

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