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Great American Playwright Scene Study

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Sat, Apr 30: 1:00pm - 02:30pm
Sat, May 07: 1:00pm - 02:30pm
Sat, May 14: 1:00pm - 02:30pm
Sat, May 21: 1:00pm - 02:30pm
Sat, Jun 04: 1:00pm - 02:30pm
Sat, Jun 11: 1:00pm - 02:30pm
Location: Midtown West
630 9th Ave Suite 1410
(Btwn W 44th & W 45th Streets)
New York, New York 10036
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Class Information

  • Class Level: Intermediate
  • Age Requirements: 18 and older
  • Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this scene study class:

Flex your acting muscles and refine your craft on a consistent basis. Explore the art and craft of acting through the great scenes of American dramatic literature written by some of our best american playwrights in this 6 week course.

Maggie integrates a variety of exercises into the scene study format, as well as working with the actor to learn to take risks and make big, bold choices thereby giving the actor an opportunity to improve their craft while gaining performance experience.

Casting will be done at the first class. The next 5 weeks will be spent exploring, refining and blocking in preparation for the final presentation on week 6 to a top NY Casting Director.

Here's a list of playwrights that will be looked at for scenes:

  • Tennessee Williams
  • Eugene O'Neill
  • Lillian Hellman
  • Edward Albee
  • David Mamet
  • Tony Kushner
  • John Patrick Shanley
  • Tina Howe
  • Sam Shepard
  • Neil Simon
  • Tracy Letts
  • Charles Busch

That's just the tip of the iceberg; the list is endless!

This is not a beginning acting class. It requires that the student already have solid acting training and are ready to fine-tune their skill set. We require that a student registering for this class have prior training or performance experience. It is intended for intermediate to advanced students.

Scene Study meets once a week and students are expected to be prepared for each and every class with a minimum of 3 hours of outside rehearsal. You will always have an acting partner, so your obligation goes beyond yourself to your classmates. The success of the class depends upon the commitment of each student.

Class size is limited to 14 to ensure personalized attention and plenty of time with each actor.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refund Policies: 

We regret that we are unable to give refunds under any circumstances!

Cancellation Policies:

If you cancel at least 48 hours before the scheduled time of your seminar, you will not be charged. The policy for a class or special event is 7 days prior to the start date in order to receive credit for monies paid. It can be used for any and all programs at Actors Connection. There may be special cancellation policies for holidays that are printed in the schedule. If you cancel in time, credit is automatically returned to your Actors Connection account. If you are canceling late, no credit is given unless we find a replacement for you. We have, on occasion, been able to replace actors who late cancel with others from wait lists or who might be standing by. If you are replaced, as a courtesy, we will not charge you for the late cancellation. Please consider any late cancellation a charge on your account, and any resulting replacement a courtesy. You may want to re-adjust your schedule to attend, since although we do our best to have full seminars we can never promise a replacement. If you are a "no show" for a seminar, you will not receive credit under any circumstances.

Teacher: Maggie Phillips

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Maggie Phillips has been a working union actor and teacher for over two decades. A 15-year stage career at some of the top LORT regional houses, she has had the opportunity to perform many of Shakespeare's ladies, Tennessee Williams' heroines, and a Eugene O'Neill victim. On the other end of the spectrum, her experience in contemporary theater is vast, both comedy and drama, and she has had the great good fortune to originate several roles in new plays. In front of a camera, Maggie created the role of Marianne on "The Guiding Light", and has an indie film "Aquarium" which won an Honorable Mention at this January's Sundance Film Festival and played at Brooklyn Academy of Music in June. As a voice-over, she has been heard on scores of commercials for everything from retail to pharmaceuticals to automobiles to cosmetics. As a narrator, Maggie has worked for many clients, including The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, The Learning Channel, and Court TV. Promo clients include Lifetime, A&E, and Buena Vista's A.M. network lineup--Live with Regis and Kelly, The View, and General Hospital. She is the founder of the original V/O Gym.

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Actors Connection New York
Midtown West
630 9th Ave
Suite 1410
Btwn W 44th & W 45th Streets
New York, New York 10036

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Reviews of Classes at Actors Connection New York

(14 Reviews)


Attended: On-Camera Film/TV Intensive

Agatha Ezzedine gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Dying For The Camera - Film Intensive

Shanna Riker gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Feature Film Intensive with Joey Montenarello

Christina Beauvais gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Intro to Voiceovers - 3-Week V/O

Lauren Thompson gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Intro to Voiceovers - 3-Week V/O

Nicholas Tumminello gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: 5-Week Advanced On-Camera Commercial Class

Lauren Fales gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Character and Animation V/O Technique

Kaylie Stansfield gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Theater Intensive

Both Paul and the reader Mike were nice, helpful and made everyone feel at ease. Learned a lot from Paul's input about the audition process and what casting agents are looking for. Definitely would do again!


Attended: Musical Theater Audition Master Class

This course is full of valuable information. It's no frills and you get straightforward and honest feedback and suggestions from a real broadway casting director. Not for the faint of heart though, be prepared to work.


Attended: 3-Week Commercial Class (for Kids)

My daughter has only been to one class and is already hooked. She could not stop talking about how much fun the class has been and she loves her teacher, Barry Shapiro. Although the course description is for a commercial class, Barry covers so many different areas that are beneficial to all areas of acting. Our wish is that this course was longer. The location is super convenient. The staff is very friendly and the facility is clean. I've recommended Course Horse to everyone I know or anyone interested in classes. It's awesome getting money off your next class. Other sites do not offer this for the same course. Classes make excellent gifts also.


Attended: Character and Animation V/O Technique

In this class, we were able to find our voice, learn different pitches and kinds of voices that best fit the character, and how to think quick when given a cold copy. I would love a Part 2 to this class. It left me wanting to learn more and prepare for my demo. And Paul was a great help!


Attended: Intro to Commercials - All Day Intensive

Angela Mickey will not sugar cote feedback to you along with a very nice and pleasant demeanor. She really knows what she is talking about and this is a great first class in Commercial.


Attended: How to be Successful in Commercial Print w/ Rick Miller

I found this course very informative and useful. Location for the event was great and easily accessible.


Attended: Audio Books Master Class - 5-Week V/O Class

Class went well.

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