© 2016 by J. Waxman & The Hess Collective



"Hess presents a complex, daunting, and terrifying yet thrilling way for an actor to enter into the world of vulnerability and is a profoundly gifted, sophisticated, and talented artist." - David Krasner

" Elizabeth has left an indelible mark on my soul." - Chris Andrae

Embodied Performance Workshops

Embodied Performance workshops engage a fusion of Western and Eastern physical theater practices to create a theatrical event that transcends cultural barriers while illuminating the universal truths embedded within them. The work embraces a multiplicity of languages and customs which reflect participants’ diversity in age, gender, practice, ethnicity and nationality. Heightened text, abstract imagery and transformative objects - culled from the culture of the host country - are investigated to release their metaphoric power through physical/vocal explorations. Together the participants investigate an issue of social urgency that effects local and/or global communities to generate collaborative creations that reflect a living, breathing whole that is recognizable in its immediacy.

Past Workshops
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London, England, 2019
  • Powerhouse Theater Training Program, Poughkeepsie, NY. 2017/2018/2019
  • La Giovane Scena Della Donne Theater Festival, Sesto Al Reghena, Italy, 2019
  • Universidad Catolica, Santiago, Chile, 2018
  • Women Playwrights International (WPI) Conference, Santiago, Chile 2018
  • Powerhouse Theater Training Program, Poughkeepsie, NY. 2017 / 2018
  • La MaMa ETC, New York, NY 2016 / 2017