My name is Robin Morse, and I am currently based in New York City.
For most of my adult life, I have trained and worked in the arts as an actress, teacher and coach.
Theater has been an integral part of my life since I was a child. Most of my childhood was spent in and around the theater, and from very early on I understood and appreciated the unique and expressive power of language and music.
I teach ongoing classes in New York City, and have, for many years, maintained a thriving private coaching business.
I am also a great believer of artists as athletes.
In the latter months of 2019, based on my love of sports, in particular my obsession with the game of tennis, I set out to expand my practice with the goal of becoming a mental skills trainer.
After several months of study, I am currently ( and proudly ) a Certified Mental Coach, working toward a Certification in Mental Training.
My services are best suited for the following people:
1. Those who want to improve their skill set as an actor - and who accept the idea that their mind affects their ability to perform as much or more than their body.
2. Those who want to improve their lives - and who agree that life is best understood by what they can imagine and best lived through attitudes.
3. Those who wouldn't mind a little improvement in both arenas.
Contact me for a free 30 minute introductory session to establish if we're the right fit.
I made my professional acting debut at the age of 17 starring opposite Chita Rivera and Donald O’Connor in the Broadway musical Bring Back Birdie. Since then I worked steadily both on and off-Broadway, in regional theaters and in television and film. My credits include the original Broadway company of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation; the world premiere of Lee Blessing’s Patient A at the Signature Theater Company, and the award winning Arena Stage production of Athol Fugard’s My Children! My Africa!, for which I received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Actress .
I have studied the Meisner Technique, both as an actor, with William Esper, and as a teacher with Maggie Flanigan. I began teaching my own classes in 1994.
Currently, I am on the faculty of the undergraduate Musical Theater program at Manhattan School of Music. I have taught both Acting and Singing Performance for the undergraduate acting programs at New York University and Syracuse University’s Tepper Semester and for The Actors Center, under the artistic leadership of J. Michael Miller.
About My Teaching
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
I believe it is my job to meet each student exactly where they are in their creative process, because each student that walks into the room brings with them unique and unlimited possibility.
I work with students at all levels of experience and training. I choose to do this, particularly in a group setting, because it increases the extent to which the students learn from each other, and because the challenges of this format make me a better teacher.