"Is there no play,
To ease the anguish

of a torturing hour?"

2022 SCENE STUDY CLASSES

Shakespeare Intensive

Dates: January 3 - February 3

Monday - Thursday 6-9pm.

Students select two nights per week.

Scene Study Performance: February 3

This is the most advanced of classes as it requires a study not only of character and psychology in Shakespeare's plays, but more importantly, how to act his poetic and heightened language. Rules of scansion, structure of language, grammar, metaphor, and image will be a focus of the class and will move actors into a deeper understanding of style. After the study of sonnets, actors will work on Shakespearean soliloquy and then move on to partnered scene work from all of the Shakespeare canon.

 

CLASS LIMIT 16 ACTORS BY AUDITION ONLY.

TUITION:  (10 Classes, minimum 40 Class Hours)   $500

Limited Scholarships Available

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Archetypal Acting

Dates: February 7 - March 17
Monday - Thursday 6-9pm.

Students select two nights per week.

Scene Study Performance: March 17

This is an advanced acting class that examines content and style in the plays of Bertolt Brecht. Actors move away from realism into an understanding of archetypes. Joseph Campbell's work is background for the study of both archetypes and mythology in literature and art. In March of 2020, the company was working on Arturo Ui by Brecht, one of his most exciting plays and the work which most specifically examines Hitler's rise to power. The setting is 1930's Chicago, and the piece is full of humor and social commentary. This is the only project we cancelled due to COVID and we would like to pick up on this extraordinary play as both a study of archetypal acting as well as the study if it's political impact.

 

CLASS LIMIT 16 ACTORS BY AUDITION ONLY.

TUITION:  (10 Classes, minimum 40 Class Hours)   $500

Limited Scholarships Available

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Contemporary Acting: Plays of the Last Decade 

Dates: March 21 - April 21

Monday - Thursday 6-9pm.

Students select two nights per week.

Scene Study Performance: April 21

Actors will continue to work on The 5 Questions acting technique as it applies to contemporary plays of the last decade. This class is a great way for student and professional actors to study and gain more knowledge about the important writers in the theatre today. Some of the writers will include Annie Baker, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Lynn Nottage, Tracy Letts, John Patrick Shanley, Winsome Pinnock, Martyna Majok, Lucas Hnath, and many more.  

 

CLASS LIMIT 16 ACTORS BY AUDITION ONLY.

TUITION:  (10 Classes, minimum 40 Class Hours)   $500

Limited Scholarships Available

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