Hi! I'm Tory. Thanks for hanging out with me here.
I'm a theatre artist and performance coach. I'm especially interested in helping performers enjoy more freedom, ease, and spontaneity on stage.
I've been acting for decades, but it wasn't until I encountered a trifecta of movement-based practices -- Alexander Technique, Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, and Restorative Exercise -- that I truly found freedom and flow in performance.
You deserve to experience more freedom, more ease, and more joy on stage. I’d love to show you how.
WHAT I BELIEVE
I believe we can feel fully at ease and empowered on stage - authentically present and available to vulnerability. Only then will we connect to our audience.
I believe performers must, must, must give up apologizing - physically and verbally - for their expression.
I believe artists must, must, must banish perfection from art-making.
I believe the most magical moments on stage are the result of one simple thing: embodied ease.
And I believe that embodied ease can be learned through the Alexander Technique.
THE FANCY INFO! CREDENTIALS & EXPERIENCE
Registered Somatic Movement Educator & Therapist::International Somatic Movement Educators & Therapists Association
Certified Teacher of Alexander Technique::Alexander Technique International
Certified Teacher of Michael Chekhov Technique::Great Lakes Michigan Chekhov Consortium
Nutritious Movement-Restorative Exercise Specialist
MFA, Acting & New Works Creation::The Ohio State University