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“Dossy’s support is a great gift for any actor. She has instilled in me a great sense of pride and passion for my work. She has guided me -- preparing me for crucial (and successful!) auditions, attending my performances, and helping me find countless opportunities to work and learn.”

Eric Sirakian
Graduate of Yale & RADA

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Dossy Peabody - Robert Walsh

“Thank you, Dossy, for all that you have opened my eyes to and all you have opened my heart to ... the sheer joy in acting.”

Mwashuma Nyatta - Harvard

Robert Walsh
Two For The Seesaw
Gloucester Stage Company

Dossy Peabody - Acting Coach
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“Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said: ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’

‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.’”

-- Lewis Carroll

* During our national health emergency, I will be offering coaching sessions remotely. Email me for details.

Coaching the Actor

Dossy Peabody award winning actor and teacher coaching actors through out Boston and the Boston North Shore

Dossy Peabody / Actor, Acting Coach, Teacher

I offer private coaching sessions and consultations year round.

Depending on your specific goals and needs, our work together will include the following:

Intensive, experiential, one on one work on your audition monologue or scene. We will prepare you for upcoming auditions or simply work on a piece for your own practice.

Consultations on possible next steps, including networking, headshots, and resumés.

Scenes: You are welcome to bring a scene partner to work on a scene of your choosing in preparation for an audition or a role or simply to practice your skills.

The nature of our time together is collaborative and individualized. We delve into the character and the story, asking questions and exploring adjustments that contribute to the authenticity and specificity of your performance.

Vocal expression and body language are also parts of our focus.

This work helps to identify actor habits or blocks, and helps to increase presence and confidence.

Dossy Peabody award winning actor and teacher coaching actors through out Boston and the Boston North Shore

Dossy Peabody / Actor, Acting Coach, Teacher

Creative acting is at once both personal and public. It's a process of getting to know your many colorful parts, and confidently telling the story, using your imagination, intelligence, intuition, and playfulness.

Our work is supportive in nature. Challenging and inquisitive, we work with your unique strengths and talents. This helps the actor to feel confident and grounded in her/his work and inspired to continue practice at home, at the theatre or on the set, implementing rehearsal suggestions we have discussed in class.

Songs and Singers: While I am not a music/voice teacher, I coach and work with singers on making the lyrics their own by discussion of the character, the context and the story. This leads to specific choices that enhance and energize the performance.

Other Professionals: I coach and welcome professionals in other lines of work who feel they will benefit professionally or personally from one on one, individualized coaching.

Skype: If we have already worked together and you’re unable to come in person we can discuss a coaching session via skype.

“ ... go into the arts. I’m not kidding ... Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”

- Kurt Vonnegut