2020 SCENE STUDY CLASSES

Archetypal Acting

Dates: January 30th - March 10th

Open rehearsal: Wednesday, March 11th

TIMES - 6-9pm

Students will select scenes from the major plays of Bertolt Brecht, as well as the Greeks. While continuing the study of the Actor’s Five Questions, this class will also focus on principles of Archetypal Acting, moving actors beyond realism. The writing of Joseph Campbell will also be studied in the exploration of these extraordinary plays and playwrights.

 

CLASS LIMIT 16 ACTORS BY AUDITION ONLY.

TUITION:  (10 Classes, 40 Class Hours)   $400

American & British Comedy

Dates: : March 12th - April 14th

Open rehearsal: Wednesday, April 15th 

TIMES - 6-9pm

This class will explore American and British plays by writers including Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, Tom Stoppard, Chris Durang, John Guare, David Ives, David Mamet, Theresa Rebeck, Sarah Ruhl, and more. The essential elements of comedy; physical behavior, lazzi, vocal takes and line readings, punchlines, and character will be the focus for this very fun class. 

 

CLASS LIMIT 16 ACTORS BY AUDITION ONLY.

TUITION:  (10 Classes, 40 Class Hours)   $400

Contemporary Acting

Dates: April 16th - May 19th

Open rehearsal: Wednesday, May 20th

TIMES - 6-9pm

This sequence will explore the work of major contemporary playwrights, including but not limited to: Sam Shepard, David Mamet, John Guare, Horton Foote, Paula Vogel, Kenneth Lonergan, Lynn Nottage, and August Wilson. The Actor’s Five Questions will be the foundation for text analysis and rehearsal with an emphasis on realism as a style.

 

CLASS LIMIT 16 ACTORS BY AUDITION ONLY.

TUITION:  (10 Classes, 40 Class Hours)   $400

Shakespeare

Dates: TBD

Open rehearsal: TBD

TIMES - 6-9pm

This class will focus on text analysis, scansion, acting poetry, and complex character in the plays of William Shakespeare. Each actor will work on a soliloquy and scene throughout the five weeks. Actors interested in our Solo Shakespeare project: All the World can develop solo pieces throughout the five weeks. These pieces explore one character in depth in any of Shakespeare’s major plays. Actors will write, act and direct their own one-man show with the help of Jennifer McCray Rincon. This project has been ongoing with Visionbox and is based in work developed at the National Theatre Conservatory from 1990 - 2008.

 

CLASS LIMIT 16 ACTORS BY AUDITION ONLY.

TUITION:  (10 Classes, 40 Class Hours)   $400