Below are some of the workshops I offer at Universities, in collaboration with Theater Companies and in Residency, check them out . . .

Eliza Ladd is a performer, writer, director, choreographer, and composer offering workshops, residencies and training in the art of theater, creative process, and contemplative practice. In these forms players and participants — including professional actors, beginning practitioners, young and old explorers —  encounter and develop trust in creative impulse and instinct, cultivate a free and whole instrument  — body, voice and mind, and participate in ensemble practice.  In the theatrical field we play with structures for improvisation and composition, devise and discover multi sensory and poetic theatrical languages, and transport these image seeds into the creation and performance of original and or scripted play.


Eliza holds an MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University and a BA in Comparative Religion from Harvard University. She is a certified Body Dynamics™ educator (movement for actors) and is a trained percussionist, sculptor, actor and singer as well as being a facilitator of ensemble theater making. Eliza is currently teaching Movement and Dance at the Fsu/Asolo Rep Conservatory for Actor Training. Previously she taught The Function of Theater at Kingsborough Community College, Acting at Marymount Manhattan College, and Ensemble Body Practice at the Terry Schreiber Acting Conservatory.  In addition to teaching theater Eliza facilitates Professional Development and Creative Practice for teachers, engineers and other corporate and non-profit professionals at Think Build Live Success, Best Effect, Bank Street College, The Cooper Union and through Young Audiences NY. She is actively involved in creating solo and ensemble performance in NYC.

Further Artist BIO

Dynamics of the Body – Freeing the instrument for the Performer, Nourishment for the Human Being

Elegant Pedestrian: The Four Postures of Human Presence

The Red Square: Contemplative Practice and Visual Design in the Theatrical Space

Live Sound Action – theatrical language rooted in sculpture, percussion, and physical awareness

Live Sound Action – Cosmological Composition – further illumination: sculpture, percussion, and physical awareness as source for theatrical language and composition

Professional Ensemble Inquiry: At Play in the Field -Ensemble Body Practice

Flock and Chorus: Dynamic of the Human Group

Tribal Epic – Improvisation in Kinesthetic Delight with Live Band

Cultivating the Human Animal: Less Thinking, More Presence (to be added)

Sound and Movement: Voice, Before and Towards Language (to be added)

Keeping the World Alive: The Dynamics of Clown Presence (to be added)

Moment Work: The Approach of Tectonic Theater Project  (to be added)