Verve Studios





Scene Study - Intermediate/Advanced (Ongoing) with Amanda Melby #  
An actor is always working on her craft.  When you’re not working, you should be in class. If you are serious about wanting to be a working, professional actor, then we invite you to study at Verve Studios. Download a pdf flier about Frequently Asked Questions

Verve’s Scene Study class is a safe, vigorous, nurturing environment for you to build and practice your technique.  Only through long-term training will you achieve your goals, stretch your previously held limitations, and learn to be flexible and adaptable while remaining true to the character and the script. 

Through partnered scene work and solo Uta Hagen exercises, you will learn to create truthful, organic moment-to-moment life on stage on a weekly basis.  The combination of expert coaching and self-critique will allow you to identify and articulate what is working and what isn’t, and most importantly, why. 

Scene Study is month-to-month, and ongoing.  Students are encouraged to stay in class for a minimum of nine months.  Entrance into the class is through audition or completion of THE CORE.  Actors first starting in Scene Study will be placed in Intermediate. Once actors have completed all ten Hagen exercises, the Core and Get Personal classes and have been in Scene Study for longer than 12 months, they may be invited to be Advanced.

Required Reading
Uta Hagen’s A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR
Richard Boleslavsky’s ACTING: THE FIRST SIX LESSONS
REGISTRATION INFO
DATES: Ongoing, MONDAYS, with the exception of holidays/5th Mondays.

Mondays, Jan 8-Dec 17, 2018
6:30-9:30 pm | Amanda Melby, Coach | $185/month


PRE-REQUISITE: THE CORE or Instructor’s consent/audition

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*+$25 registration fee for new students.
Guest Artist Master Class
Once a year, Verve invites a Guest Artist to conduct a Master Class within the Monday Intermediate/Advanced class. Advanced Scene Study students will be invited to present scenes in the master class and Intermediate students will audit. Space permitting, guests may attend for a nominal fee. Past guest include: Robyn Allen, Laura Winstin, David Barker, MaryAnne McGarry and Dwayne Hartford.

Industry Showcase
There have been 10 Industry Showcases over the past 13 years. The Intermediate and Advanced students are both eligible for the Showcase, but must have completed the Commercials Course and been in Scene Study for longer than 9-months to be eligible. The most recent showcase was June 25, 2018. Students returning to Scene Study need to be in class for 4 months January-June to be eligible and new Scene Study students need to be in class for 5 months January - June to be eligible.

Auditing
Actors serious about studying at Verve Studios (Scene Study or Core classes only) are welcome to audit the Scene Study class the 4th Monday of the month. RSVP to Amanda by the Saturday prior at noon to reserve your space. Students should be familiar with the required reading and the class offerings prior to reserving space. There is NO FEE to audit.

For Current Students
If you wish to make a payment, go to: VerveStudio.net/payment.asp
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Scene Study - Master Class with Laura Winstin #  
Verve’s Scene Study class is a safe, vigorous, nurturing environment for you to build and practice your technique.  Only through long-term training will you achieve your goals, stretch your previously held limitations, and learn to be flexible and adaptable while remaining true to the character and the script.  Through partnered scene work, you will learn to create truthful, organic moment-to-moment life on stage on a weekly basis.  The combination of expert coaching and self-critique will allow you to identify and articulate what is working and what isn’t, and most importantly, why.  LAURA WINSTIN leads this special 6-week section.

#Master Class by Invite only.


Master Class (Scene Mash Up)#
Tuesdays, Nov 13-Dec 18, 2018
6:30-9:30 pm | $225 | Laura Winstin | REGISTER

Register by November 6 to have adequate time to prepare scene prior to class starting.