• Welcome to my site. Check out my Performance Videos, Photo Galleries, and solo show in development, on est deshabille, a comedy about death. Also, you can download a PDF Booklet about my theater, Live Sound Action, and Elephants and Gold, my ensemble music play produced at Berkshire Fringe and currently in further development for NYC Production. See 2015-16 Workshop/Training/Performance Events.
  • 2015-16 Workshop/Training/Performance Events

    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)