SCENE STUDY

FALL/WINTER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

AMERICAN CLASSICAL REALISM

Dates: : August 27th to September 27th

Performance: Monday September 30th

TIMES - TBD

The Actor's 5 Questions will be applied to the plays of Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Lillian Hellman, Clifford Odets, and Edward Albee. Each student will rehearse and stage two pieces over the 5 weeks of class, culminating in a performance. This class can be taken at any level and is a prerequisite for studying Chekov. 

 

CLASS LIMIT 16 ACTORS BY AUDITION ONLY.

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

CHEKHOV, IBSEN, &

STRINDBERG

Dates: : October 3rd to November 5th

Performance: Wednesday, November 6th

TIMES - TBD

This is an advanced technique class while also being foundational for all acting classes. In particular, Chekhov is studied and performed by actors in their first year of graduate study. Actors throughout their careers should return to Chekhov for new insights and depth. Each student will work on two pieces to be performed at the end of the 5 weeks of class. 

 

CLASS LIMIT 16 ACTORS BY AUDITION ONLY.

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

SHAKESPEARE

Dates: : November 7th to December 5th

Performance: TBD

TIMES - TBD

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 soliliquoy and scene throughout the 5 weeks, culminating in a performance.

 

CLASS LIMIT 16 ACTORS BY AUDITION ONLY.

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

2020 CLASSES

Archetypal Acting

Dates: January 9th - Feb. 11th

Open rehearsal: Wednesday, Feb. 12th

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: : February 13th - March 17th

Open rehearsal: Wednesday, March 18th 

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: March 19th - April 21st

Open rehearsal: Wednesday, April 22nd

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: : April 23rd - May 26th

Open rehearsal: Wednesday, May 27th 

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