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Lab 12: Rehearsals Reinvented! Power, Consent & Trust with Julie Murphy

January 16, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Lab

Rehearsals are a beautiful and chaotic time in the journey of putting up a show… so naturally, building trust and fostering a sense of community within them is easier said than done. Understanding power, inclusivity, and boundaries— with actual ways to implement them— are the keys to galvanizing everybody in the rehearsal room into fierce collaboration with one another. So let’s explore how to do it!

This workshop will expand on the traditional composition of rehearsals [for live theatre] by focusing on how to build ensemble within a consent-based and trauma-informed model. We will explore the latest psychology, exercises, tips, and tricks for creating a work environment where actors are empowered to be vulnerable and take risks. And we will uncover strategies that performers can use to self-advocate and seek support in order to remain open, playful, and curious in their work as well.

Get that electric enthusiasm and positive atmosphere a-buzzin’ in the rehearsal hall so that bold, daring, and authentic performances can manifest on stage… so that, ultimately, your audiences can have meaningful experiences at your show! That’s what it’s all about.

Come and collect some new tools for your rehearsal toolbox!

(This session is for: directors (Artistic, Creative, theatrical, etc.), producers, instructors, educators, coaches, stage managers, performers, actors, clowns, improvisors, actor-comedians, hosts, designers, choreographers, consultants… and for any level of theatre: professional, indie, Fringe, community, or school-based).

Pay What You Will

Suggested Donation of $10

What Do You Need To Join?


  • Your self
  • Something to take notes
  • A Device To Zoom In On
  • An Internet Connection
  • It’s a webinar, so a quiet space, any desired note-taking supplies, water, and maybe snack! (We’re gonna crush through a lot of material, so brains may need some sustenance!)



  • ASL Interpretation and Auto-Generated Captions will be provided online

About your Lab Instructor

Julie Murphy

Julie is a professional actor, intimacy director, violence designer and certified school teacher in Alberta. She is also an award-winning choreographer, dancer, educator, and actor-combatant that has fulfilled over 100 contracts in choreographed movement, has over 50 professional credits in fight/intimacy direction, and facilitated over 30 workshops as a movement specialist in universities, schools, and studios. She has directed/produced devised theatre shows, award-winning sketch comedy, fight scenes, and short film projects… as well as charity events, a dance company, and numerous creative projects. Julie is the founder of Proximity Movement, a company which offers workshops and choreography for ensemble-based, trauma-informed theatrical intimacy and violence for stage and screen.


January 16, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pay What You Will
Event Category:


Online Performance Lab
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