Our bodies are home to our emotions and reflect our deepest character. The Lucid Body technique is dedicated to enabling the growth of the human being through a safe and deep psycho-physical process of introspection, exertion and mental challenge.

This process has been developed as an aid to the actor in need of breaking out of habitual body in order to develop a clear vehicle for anybody. The renowned Lucid Body technique has helped shape award-winning performances for both film and stage.( Oscar for Lupita Nyong’o  in 12 Years A Slave) The key to all character is in the body. Expand your pallet, play roles you never thought possible.

 Monika Gossmann was born and raised bilingually (German and Russian) in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan. At the age of six she moved with her family to Germany. After high school, she underwent three years of training as a singer, dancer and musical performer at the Contemporary Dance School in Hamburg. From 2003 until the summer of 2007, she studied acting at the University of the Arts Theater in Moscow (partner school of Harvard University’s ART program). During her training she performed at the Moscow Art Theater as Anna Petrovna in Chekhov’s Platonov and the Moscow Theater for music and film in the musical Chicago. Monika is a member of the Moscow Theater CDR. She has performed with the Tiger Lillies Circus and at many German theaters, notably as Lady Milford in Kabale und Liebe and as Miss Julie in Miss Julie. Monika also starred in the TV films Artdetektiv Mozart and Judgment Day both of which were aired on the first program of Russian television. Monika has also performed extensively on German television (SOKO, Coast Guard …). After studying acting in Moscow, Monika traveled to Los Angeles for three months to further develop her range of acting techniques (Method Acting / Meisner) and practice her English. In New York, Monika met Fay Simpson (director / Lucid Body Technique practitioner / Yale Drama/ NYU Tisch). Monika trained in the Lucid Body acting technique and a Lucid Body Trainer and opened her own Studio in 2014, the LUCID BODY room berlin. In 2013 ,she directed the play  Stripped by Stephen Clark and is recently working on her new project TY-SON.

Workshop
  • Mon, June 9 | 2pmStudio

Taught by Monika Gossmann

Advance registration is required and space is limited! Please email expatexpoworkshops@etberlin.de to sign up for this workshop!