Rebecca Mackenzie

Class Description | Monday Night Improvisation | SUSPENDED

“Trust in the Unexpected.” - Emily Dickinson

Simple exercises from the Action Theater™ system, and inspiration from fiction will provide rich pathways into language and physical narrative. You will explore different approaches to creating movement and text in the moment, using rhythm, imagination and your sensory experience. The class seeks to enable ease, pleasure, and trust in the unexpected.


is a novelist, performer and teacher of Action Theater™. Her debut novel In a Land of Paper Gods, was a Red Magazine Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize. She has performed site specific ensemble pieces and improvised solos across the capital since 2008. Most recently she developed COLLIDER, a performance project with composer Reynaldo Young and CERN physicist Jaime Morgan, which was recently staged as part of the Siobhan Davies OCPE platform. Rebecca is a certified teacher of Action Theater™ and teaches improvisation in both the UK and Europe. She has also taught writing on Royal Holloway Creative Writing MA, Roehampton University and led Book Club for Dancers with Independent Dance.