Although she is based at The Guildhall in London, while in the United States, Patsy Rodenburg teaches exclusively at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.  For more information on her classes and Michael Howard Studios, visit


    with Patsy Rodenburg



Michael Howard Studios

April 2017

LEVEL I:  April 1 - 3

9 am - 6 pm daily


For those who have not yet studied with Patsy, or those looking for a refresher.  Level One helps take the fear out of approaching Shakespeare, incorporating significant group and solo voice work, culminating in one-on-one monologue work.  Prior voice training and knowledge of Shakespeare is required.

Headshot/Resume Submission required for consideration.

LEVEL II:  April 4 - 6

9 am - 6 pm daily


Level Two continues the work of Level One, incorporating group and ensemble work with an emphasis on Patsy’s Second Circle exercises, diving deeper into text analysis and character development.

Although not required, we believe taking all three intensives in sequence will heighten the work and create the most artistically fulfilling experience for the actor. 

Headshot/Resume Submission required for consideration

Actors must have recently participated in Level I to apply for Level II.

LEVEL III: April 7 - 10 

9 am - 6 pm daily


For those ready to apply Patsy’s work to a full length play, Level Three takes the ensemble aspect of Patsy’s work and culminates in a presentation of one Shakespeare play.  This four day intensive focuses on ensemble, heightened text, and character development and is for actors ready to take their work to the highest level.

Headshot/Resume Submission required for consideration.

Actors must have recently participated in past Levels I & II in order to apply in Level III. 



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£595 + VAT (not including travel or accommodation, including lunch for both days.)


On the first day, we will concentrate on your vocal instrument – body, breath, voice and speech. We will also explore the Three Circles of Energy which will give you very clear indications of the habits that disempower you. I will also work individually with you in front of the group so that you fully understand any blockages that prevent your ability to communicate and/or be present.


The second day will be about building a team and finding yourself as a leader, and will include a formal presentation around a subject that I will set on the Saturday evening. We will also be confronting the issue of fear, hope, the responsibility of power, and their place in helping people to realise their full potential. We will consider the moments that have made you feel successful and what good use of power means.




May 20 - 22, 2017

£800 + VAT (not including travel or accommodation, including lunch each days.)


Patsy Rodenburg’s intensive 3-day course on voice, presence and ethical leadership is based around her extensive knowledge of classical texts. The aim of the course is to engage in not only connected speech and presence, but to provoke meaningful debate on the good use of power (a concept which lies at the heart of all Classical Greek and Shakespearean text) and to reflect upon how these principles should be applied today. As every actor will tell you, to speak a classical text with conviction requires the highest level of technical skill as well as a superbly disciplined mind that can own the structures of rhetoric and vivid, personal language. Participants can expect to begin to master the ability to inspire and move any audience through the spoken word, and in this way, learn how to become a more effective communicator and leader.

Day 1:  Voice (body breath voice & speech); Presence work; Formal presentation. At the end of the day you are given a relevant excerpt/speech of Shakespeare to work on.

Day 2. Language & Structure. You will examine the speech and practise techniques to own and realise the text; Structure & sequence work; Storytelling; Imaginative/imagery & creative work to own the words; Rhythm/pace; Individual work to own one thought.

Day 3. Each participant works with PR on their speech; Masterclass; Moral debate on the issues of language and text

To register, email us at or call is at 212-645-1525