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Sept - April 2019:
On Faculty at Emerson College in Boston
Contact me for workshops in Boston open to the public.
June 15, 2019 Action Theater and Aikido Workshop (co-taught with Charles Colten Sensei)
Pathfinders Center, 28 Warren St (3rd Floor), New York
Saturday 10am-4pm / $125
To register, please email cassterman@hotmail.com
July 7-14, 2019 Action Theater Weeklong Intensive / Estonia
Notafe Festival, Viljandi, Estonia.
To register please contact: www.notafe.ee
July 27 & 28, 2019 Action Theater: Flow & Physical Imagination
Improvisation Workshop
Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer, Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222
Sat/Sun 10am-3pm / $200
To register, please email cassterman@hotmail.com
August 31, 2019 Action Theater and Aikido Workshop (co-taught with Charles Colten, Sensei)
Pathfinder Center, 28 Warren St (3rd Floor), New York
Saturday 10am-4pm / $125
To register, please email cassterman@hotmail.com
November 1-3, 2019 A weekend of Improvisation Training with Ruth Zaporah
Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer, Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222
Fri 2:45pm-5:45pm & Sat/Sun 9:45am-2:45pm / $350
To register, please email zap@actiontheater.com
January, 2020 The Improvisation Festival, Boston
Dates to be announced shortly!
January 6-10, 2020 5-day Action Theater and Aikido Cross-training immersion
Dates and location to be announced soon!
August 3-28, 2020 Action Theater Month-long Training
M-F 10am-2pm, Brooklyn, NY / $1500


These workshops build on the awakened physical body as a vehicle to express experience, including the experience of the imagination, with depth, precision, and delight. Awareness and play are fundamental revealers of spontaneity and we play extravagantly and subtly with how we occupy our own presence. We explore both solo and ensemble scores through exercises that are simple, playful and challenging. Each exercise expresses the relationship between awareness and action, between form and feeling. Throughout each training greater clarity and artfulness in physical communication is achieved as well as how to fully play with sound and language that originates from the body. Depending on the length and emphasis of a particular workshop, different issues may arise: the balance between discipline and freedom, how to be in relationship with a partner and still stay rooted in one's experience, how to cultivate a fearless relationship with the unknown, issues of content, of breath and the mind, etc. We improvise our way forward supported by a rigorous and intelligent curiosity in an encouraging atmosphere. Workshops are open to all, those with theater/movement training and those without.


"Cassie is a dedicated and skilled performer and teacher who is unafraid to experiment in the service of her craft. As an improvisor her work as a performer has a great impact on all who witness her growing mastery. She commands the audience through her charismatic and unique ability to connect and communicate on a transformative level. As a teacher she is generous, challenging and truly committed to her students. When a student comes to me after studying with Cassie, their imaginations have been touched and they have a greater skill in risk-taking, in articulating their experiences, and in composing work that is meaningful, intelligent, and heartfelt. It is with great confidence in her teaching abilities and her exceptional skill in communication and the arts that I recommend her to you."
- Ruth Zaporah