Scene Study Class
6 weeks, Starting August 3rd-September 7th. Every Thursdays from 6pm-9pm.
Adults 18 and up
Limited to 8 students (ask us about our waitlist!)
A virtual interview is required for enrollment. There are no refunds for unattended classes.
The Warm Up
IN MY OWN WORDS: In acting we get our impulses from the other actors. This involves listening, and allowing our impulses to react spontaneously in the most authentic way possible.
I work very specifically from beat to beat for full understanding of the text to insure authenticity, depth and range to your performance. I will work with you to help stretch your emotional expressiveness. In class we will start by exploring these impulses using cold reading exercises that build the foundation of our work. Through this process your confidence will increase until you rely completely on your own instincts where ultimately your emotions, creativity, expressiveness, personality and intelligence will intersect all at the same time.
Cold reading and improvisation exercises are designed to overcome barriers of expression specific to each student. Great acting results from taking the risk to follow your instincts and expand your emotional range. You will learn how to respond emotionally to everything that's going in the scene. Our defense mechanisms can be deeply ingrained making it a difficult challenge to let go. But it's an exciting challenge!
The Scene Study
In class we will learn the process of breaking down a scene and applying those lessons to scenes. You will be partnered up and are expected to work with your partner outside of class (two times a week) to be able to put your scene up in the following class.
In class you always act from film, TV and play scripts. Teaching influences include the principles from Sandford Meisner's book ON ACTING while drawing on Stanislavky, Uta Hagen and Lee Strasberg and every teacher I've ever had including my mother.
Expect to be out of your comfort zone. Expect to grow as an actor.
Authenticity, instinct, vulnerability, honesty, specificity and spontaneity are words you will hear repeatedly during your time in class. Actors who desire broadening and developing their art, are welcome.