I'm a director and acting teacher with 30 years of experience. My methods incorporate traditional and avant garde techniques into an integrated system.
I'm based in London, Vancouver and Brisbane. I have taught in Europe, Asia and North America, specialising in a new actor training method I call "Crosspoints."
What I Do
"I have formed a tight bond with Atkins over several years based on his unique ability to understand the depth of the Viewpoints and discuss the practices and philosophy, extending my own comprehension of my work.”
"Stephen's physical approach is a revelation to students. He's studied internationally, is well-read and communicates in a way students find relevant and practical. He is a strong collaborator when team-teaching."
"Stephen’s knowledge and passion for his craft is infectious. He is at once a guide and an engaged audience. I always left Stephen’s class recharged, inspired, and a few inches off the ground."
"His collaborative approach is one of a kind. Student input is always a key factor in all his classes. ... He creates a supportive learning environment, especially when dealing with sensitive material. He's awesome."
"I was lucky to take Stephen's classes during the foundation of my training. Working in voice, movement and acting opened up new ways of thinking about my craft and supported me in my MFA in Actor Training and Coaching."
"Training with Stephen is an invitation to strengthen and stretch yourself - to sharpen your senses. My training has enriched my professional practice in so many ways. I've utilized these tools and many more."