Building Your Activated Audition Workshop

Marya Spring Cordes working with an acting student in a large open studio. She places her hands on the students rips to help them feel space and ease.

Teacher: Marya Spring Cordes
When: Saturday Oct 26th: 10AM-6PM
with a break from 1:30PM-2:30PM
Location: AT Center for Actors, 151 West 30th Street, Floor 3, New York, NY 10001, Studio 5

Class Description: With 25 years of training broadway and film actors, Marya Spring Cordes is an accomplished actress, director, and teacher. Primarily focusing on the Alexander Technique, Marya borrows from yoga and pilates to create a process that enlivens the performer’s raw materials, taking them to the next level of vitality in their artistry. Beginning with floorwork and building into a physically demanding process to harness performance energy, this one-day Alexander Technique event will challenge your habitual way of approaching your work, providing several opportunities to perform in front of the group along the way. Please bring new, mostly memorized material (a contemporary monologue or song) to develop and share.

What to Prepare: A new monologue or song in process. One you have not worked on previously.


Full Day
Saturday, Oct 26th from 10AM-6PM
with a one hour lunch break from 1:30-2:30
Payment: $200
10% discount for AEA/SAG & Wright State Alumni with code: Marya10+

Half Day
Saturday, October 26th 10AM-1:30PM
OR 2:30PM-6PM
Payment: $120
10% discount for AEA/SAG & Wright State Alumni with code: Marya10


Taryn Hacker Marya Student.jpg

“Marya not only helped me improve my posture and release the stress in my body, but helped me to be more aware of my unhelpful habits as an actor and a dancer. I could not have gone through rigorous shows and come out as healthy and balanced without Marya’s insightful prospective on the Alexander Technique.” - Taryn Hacker
TV/Film Credits :
Painting Christmas series regular on Amazon Prime’s New Dogs, Old Tricks

Headshot of Actor Law Dunford, a previous Alexander Technique student of Marya Spring Cordes.

“My process into a character is empathy first, and then I find how he/they MOVE and move from their trauma and life experiences, and then the language finds its power. 

 Marya taught me the possibilities in movement and how stories live in the body. She first offered me the key to my own Free movement. That is a gift I can never repay.”  
- Law Dunford
Broadway Credits: Waitress, Magic Mike pre-Broadway workshop