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.