Max is the only teacher to hold the distinction of being both a Patsy Rodenburg Registered Teacher of Voice & Text (RRT) and an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. He received his MFA in acting from A.C.T in San Francisco, and subsequently trained extensively as a voice teacher with Patsy Rodenburg, Nancy Benjamin and Jeffrey Crockett, specializing in Shakespeare. He trained with second generation Alexander teachers Nanette Walsh and Lori Schiff at the Riverside Initiative for the Alexander Technique. He is a founding member of the living wage Seattle-based theater collective, The Williams Project, and has appeared in film, tv and in theaters nationwide. He has directed plays for NYU, The Atlantic Conservatory and the 52nd Street Project. Max has consulted with GoldJam Collective in NYC, and for DiamondMind in Chicago. He has taught voice & text at NYU, The American Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop (AMAW), Drew University, The American Conservatory Theater’s Young Conservatory, The Only Theatre Summer Institute and more.
All are welcome, those seeking greater embodied freedom. This includes all races, colors, religions, sexes, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, national origins, genetics, body types, abilities (visible and invisible), ages, immigrant statuses and economic statuses.
I acknowledge that mistakes such as biases, prejudices, stereotypes will inevitably be made, as I attempt to meet you where you are in this work. However, I am committed to the ongoing process of being called in, uncovering layers, deepening understanding, and enacting positive change. I commit to promoting equity and reducing and repairing harm when it happens.