edward nelson

facilitating change                                                                      ...opportunities to discover the healthy side of conflict


There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
- Martha Graham
I teach acting to actors and non-actors alike. And while the acting profession requires skills above and beyond acting itself, it also demands professionals to be alive, spontaneous, versatile, confident and tenacious on a daily basis. The skills of an actor can also be beneficial for many other people – professionally, personally or just for fun.

I specialise in the work of Sanford Meisner and Augusto Boal, two very different theatre geniuses whose ideas bring many gifts to the actor. By working with essence of our humanity, both approaches help to celebrate what it is to be human and to express that.

Theatre Based Workshops

I can also develop bespoke interactive forums for your group, business or organisation to work on issues using non-actor friendly theatre techniques.

For more information contact me on info@edwardnelson.org

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For my associates and one of my teaching spaces, visit

The Caravanserai Studio, 334b Ladbroke Grove


+44 (0) 20 8968 3772


 I offer one-to-one coaching, workshops and term length courses to help you develop acting and presentation skills. These include:
  • Spontaneity and making the most of each moment

  • Creativity and embracing your intuition

  • Going for what you want

  • Confidence & Self-expression

  • Emotional awareness

  • Reading other people

  • Improved listening and communication skills

  • Navigating difficult interactions

Using these skills not only helps you live your own life to the fullest, but can inspire your own creativity to help you overcome obstacles with both characters and personal blocks – whether at work, in front of a crowd, in your relationships or toward your own personal fulfilment.

For one-to-one coaching to help you with your acting, presentation skills or confidence, see also Coaching.

 Edward's Meisner classes are a must for any actor wishing to live truthfully in the moment, sharpen their instincts and stay open to the work. Through his knowledge and passion for Meisner, the technique is wonderfully unveiled.  Its purpose and content are explicit, through a genuine enthusiasm in wanting us to learn and grow as artists.
Edward is an incredibly intuitive teacher and has that rare gift of sensing immediately our fears, our blocks, our insecurities and remedying the source.  Plus he has a real nose for a falsity and doesn't miss a trick!
- Julia, 2009
I can't recommend him highly enough... He is totally on the money and knows his stuff. He will work with each of you individually to overcome your blocks and turn you into a much more exciting, passionate actor...  He will encourage you to throw away your tricks and cliches and come out from behind the masks so that you can become a much more authentic performer.
– Amy, 2008

Edward Nelson ©2011  Email: info@edwardnelson.org  Phone: +44 (0) 7832 133 101